lavender fleur de sel caramel sauce!!!

posted on: February 17, 2010

hey there :) happy wednesday!

i think i'm going to start sharing some amazing recipes that i find with you folkies! (fingers crossed!)
perhaps this will make me get in the kitchen a little bit more than i have been.
what do you think?

after making this dessert sauce last week, i realized that i will never live without this recipe again (for the rest of my life i swear)!

props to the amazing martha, who shared the following recipe in her february issue of living:
it wasn't online when i searched for it last week, but alas! i found it today!

ENJOY!!! (i know you will!)
  makes 1 1/4 cups

  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender (
  • 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel

  • Heat 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1/4 cup light corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves, 3 to 4 minutes. 
  • Bring to a boil, and cook, washing down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush to prevent crystals from forming, until medium amber, about 5 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat, and add 3/4 cup heavy cream. 
  • Return to heat. 
  • Cook, stirring, until combined. 
  • Remove from heat, and stir in 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon dried lavender, and 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel. 
  • Let stand for 15 minutes. 
  • Strain.

i plan to make this again--and re-shoot the process in the day time! i miss natural light...

...but for now, i will leave you with these :)


(: husband+wife :)

the perfect gift!

let me know if you make a batch!
and stay tuned for my "currently obsessed" caramel post!


  1. incredible!
    what a lovely gift!
    i was planning on making that for vday too!
    but i ran out of time.
    everything looks ahhh may zing! :)

  2. I love all your pictures! Its so inspiring! I wish I had more time to do more things like this! It was good to catch up on Facebook with you the other day! :0)

  3. wow, you took these pictures!? they are amazing! i really have something to work towards in terms of my food picture taking. i like how you brought in a magazine, the drippage on your measuring cup and how you turned this into a craft! so what do you eat caramel sauce with??

  4. I'm stealing this recipe! Thank you!

  5. thank you for sharing! i'm a big fan of lavander so i'll have to try this sometime.

    p.s. i didn't buy much anthropologie, promise! :)

  6. oh my goodness! you are pretty much the cutest thing ever!

    first of all....this recipe sounds divine, but second....could your packaging be any cuter? what i wouldn't give for a cursive label maker to make such loveliness.

    so creative. love it! thanks for sharing.


  7. the labels are soo cute! what kind of labelmaker did you use? did not know that there are label makers that have such a nice lettertype...


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