Caramel Sundae with Extra-Coarse Salt

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By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2011

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Salt and caramel are one of those perfect pairings that are not quite intuitive. Tell a child you want to put salt on her caramel sundae, and she’ll look at you as if you’re either cruel or crazy. You might just as well have offered spinach. But try it, and you’ll get a sense of what a powerful finishing device salt can be, offering sharp flavor and textural contrasts to the intense nutty sweetness of caramel. Salt is a critical ingredient in an excellent butterscotch and can also be added