The inspiration for this salted caramel sponge pudding came from Nigella Lawson’s new recipe for salted caramel sauce which appears on her up-dated iPhone app.
Oooh, it’s really yummy, but be very careful when adding the salt, stick to the lower amount unless you’re really, really sure you need that extra salt.
even though mine was delicious, it was far too salty..(My own fault, I admit)
Nigella’s Salted Caramel Sauce
75g salted butter
50g soft light brown sugar
50g caster sugar
50g golden syrup
125ml double cream
0.5-1.5 tsp finest salt.
Melt the butter, both sugars and the golden syrup in a pan and let it simmer for 3 minutes. Stir it now and again. The sauce will slightly darken as it cooks.
Carefully add the cream, then half a tsp of salt and swirl around again.
Carefully taste it before adding any more salt (Watch you don’t burn yourself!)
Pour into a serving jug. And serve, maybe over a plain cake, or ice-cream, or how about making a caramel pudding?
do this by pouring some of the sauce to cover the bottom of an ovenproof pie dish, then make up a plain sponge by mixing together:
125g soft butter
125g caster sugar
125g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
(I used Nigella’s sponge recipe for the little lemon puddings, adapted slightly)
Spoon over the caramel sauce, don’t worry if it doesn’t cover the sauce perfectly, it will spread as it cooks.
Bake at 180deg.C. for about 20 minutes, then pour the rest of the caramel sauce over it as it comes out of the oven.
The sauce will be mostly absorbed, yum…sigh……heaven!
Let it cool slightly before digging in…..you don’t want to burn your mouth do you?
Ooh! This looks fantastic! This will be bookmarked for a suitable time!!
absolutely Yumm!!!!!! xxgloria
Oh, yeah! I could drink this by the cup…so irresistible!!
salted caramel is genius… it works so well and this pudding… wow, what a classic!… now do you think that sauce is too sloppy for the post?
I made some salted caramel yesterday! it was so tasty 🙂
Great sauce,yummy pudding!I love it!Have a great month,dear Anna!
That looks so moist and I love how the sauce soaks through the holes! 😀
This looks delicious Anna:) LOL I am always late to the party – I must be the last 'foodie' type person to have never tasted salted caramel anything, but I already know I'd enjoy it:D
Fantastic and very yummy!!! I love it!
Yep, agree, this sounds heavenly. It's a bit like an upside down cake but without the fruit – think I can live with that 😉
Ooh, that sounds so good Anna. I love salted caramel. Thanks for posting the recipe. x
I have never before considered getting an i-PHone. But, if you get recipes like this on it, I will take it into serious consideration.
Yummy! I love salted caramel and there is something very homely about a sponge pudding. I must try this out!
I really love the ingredients you have combined here. This is a real treat. Have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary
That looks amazing Anna! I love caramel but have yet to try salted caramel…sounds divine! x
I too love caramel,Anna,and this recipe sounds delicious!!The pictures are so tempting also!! XO
Looks lovely Anna. I'm with you though, a lot of salted caramel sauces have far too much salt…
This sounds incredible Anna. We ate a few different salted dessert recipes while we were away and I've bookmarked a cookie with sea salt and a salted caramel tart to try now that we're back. Yum.