Place the water and sugar in a small frying pan. Turn the heat to medium.
Taking care not to let it burn, bring the sugared water to a boil. If the heat is too high, the sugar will harden, so keep it on medium.
Once it browns, add the melted butter (melted in the microwave), and the heavy cream (heated to 80°C). It will really sizzle and boil so be careful!
Let it simmer over low heat for 5 minutes while constantly stirring.
Remove from the heat and stir in the salt. Once cooled, strain through a sieve to smooth it out.
Story Behind this Recipe
The ratio for the ingredients come from the foreign website "Simply Delicious." I rearranged it just a bit to have it suit my taste.
This is perfect for apple pies, muffins, or any baked desserts. It also tastes delicious topped on ice cream.
Adding the butter and heavy cream to the pot while cold, there is the possibility that it will dangerously spit out because of the temperature difference. To prevent that, warm both before adding. But remember not to bring the cream to a boil or it will separate.