Salted Caramel Shards

cook 20 mins
Tags: Quick eats
  • 100 g (3 1/2 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • chocolate ice cream, to serve
  • Line a baking sheet with nonstick baking paper. Place the sugar in a small heavy-based saucepan over a low heat. Do not stir. Watch the sugar until the bottom layer has melted, then reduce the heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved and is a light caramel colour.
  • Pour on to the baking sheet, sprinkle with the sea salt and leave to harden.
  • When set, after about 10 minutes, use a rolling pin to break into shards.
  • Serve with chocolate ice cream or as a decoration for fools or syllabubs.
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