Salted Pine Caramel

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By James Viles

Published 2016

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  • 50 g ( oz) spring pine sap
  • 300 g (10½ oz) fine cane sugar
  • 360 g (12¾ oz) cold butter, chopped
  • 20 g (¾ oz) pink Murray salt


Heat 30 ml (1 fl oz) water with the pine sap to 70°C (158°F) and cook for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid and add to the sugar in a saucepan. Cook until the mixture reaches 180°C (356°F) on a sugar thermometer, then remove from the heat and stir in the butter until melted. Add the salt and leave to set in the fridge until it has a paste-like consistency. Spoon into a piping bag and fill the chocolate shells.