Serious Eats: Recipes
Smoked Salt Caramels
In France, caramels are often flavored with fleur de sel, flakes of sea salt, that balance and emphasize the sugary sweetness of the caramel. Even macarons made with caramel are finished with fleur de sel. So I thought, why not make caramels, and substitute with smoked salt? It doesn’t taste smoky, it just tastes deep and interesting, like a woman with a lot of je ne sais quoi. Because I’m not a confectioner, I thought it best to adapt a recipe here, so I turned to Ina Garten.