Sea Salt Caramel Sauce.

Everyone has those people that are “so hard to buy for” and for that I love the food gift. A delicious, homemade treat that is beautifully packaged is always the way to the heart.

This season one of my favorite food gifts is Sea Salt Caramel sauce. It is so easy to make and filled with rich flavor. I packaged mine in these cute little vintage jars with simple white butcher string and they made the cutest little gifts paired with a vintage spoon.

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Sea Salt Caramel Sauce

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
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This decadent treat makes the perfect gift.

ingredients:

For the Caramel Sauce
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbs water
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanila extract

instructions:

How to cook Sea Salt Caramel Sauce

  1. Begin by mixing the sugar and water together over medium heat in a small saucepan and bring mixture to a boil. Once the sugar is dissolved, reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Next, add in butter and whisk until combined. Let mixture simmer for about five minutes until it turns a deep brown color. Remove pan from heat and gently whisk in the cream. Whisk cream until it is completely combined and add in salt and vanilla, whisking both in.
  3. Carefully pour sauce into a heat-proof jar. Let cool before serving.
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Classic Cornbread.

Growing up one of my favorite smells was fresh cornbread. It reminds of being in the kitchen with my grandmother and gathering around the table during the holidays. Over time I have experimented with different recipes, but I always come back to this classic recipe that has been passed down to me.

To me, classic cornbread must always have real kernels of corn mixed in. Even if you are using a boxed mix, you can easily add in some freshly steamed kernels of corn and instantly it makes the recipe seem even more homemade and delicious.

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Recently I came across this perfect little cast iron cornbread pan from Lodge. I see them all the time when I’m out vintage shopping and always pick them up when I see a good one. I knew it would be great for the holidays to add a fun element to our classic cornbread over a simple muffin. But when I do make muffins, I love to make the tiny ones - I think they are just more fun and bite-sized.

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Classic Cornbread:

Yield: 7-8
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This delicious classic brings the perfect combination of crispiness and fluffiness to the dinner table.

ingredients:

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup corn kernels - can be frozen, fresh, or from can
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

instructions:

How to cook Classic Cornbread:

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the corn kernels, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir the batter together until completely combined.
  3. Using a stick of butter, grease the grooves of the pan to avoid the cornbread sticking after it is baked. Once buttered, place the cast iron skillet in pre-heated oven for 3 to 5 minutes to melt butter. Remove the skillet from the oven and pour the batter into the pan. Smooth the top and bake about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Using a vintage cornbread pan will give your cornbread such a unique look and taste. Serve warm.
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