|Heavy cream, hot|
Granulated sugar may be used instead of brown sugar. White sugar need not be dried (as in step 1), but it is slightly harder to brown.
For a deluxe version, flavor with vanilla beans instead of extract. Split 2 vanilla beans in half lengthwise and scrape out the tiny seeds. Simmer the pods and seeds with the heavy cream. Remove the pods and continue with the basic recipe.
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