Thursday, February 27, 2014

Salted Beer Caramels


As good as it sounds. I imagine this is how the butter beer in Harry Potter actually tastes. Super creamy, a nice beer taste, and the salt really puts it over. Be generous so that each bit will have a little bit of salt on it. 

2 cups brown sugar
2 sticks butter
1 cup corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 bottle of Ale (I used Anchor Steam's Brown Ale)
Sea Salt

Line a 9x13 pan lined with parchment paper.
Melt butter and brown sugar together in medium saucepan over medium heat.
Slowly add beer, syrup then milk while stirring constantly.
Cook caramels to 240°F. Do not stop stirring once milk is added or caramels will scorch.
Once you reach 240°F, take mixture off of heat and stir in vanilla extract.
Pour mixture into pan.
Sprinkle sea salt on top of hot caramels. Let caramels set for a few hours until firm enough to cut.
Wrap in wax paper or caramel wraps. 

They will keep for a couple weeks at least. They would probably work well with something like Guinness or another kind of stout. St. Patrick's Day is coming!

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