Hi! I’ve missed this.
Saturday was downright beautiful. I took a nap. Hear me out. It was for good reason. We tried to take a bike ride with Nora for the first time. Seems pretty easy, I know, but whenever you do something as a parent for the first time (Bjorns, walks w/ your dog & baby), it’s a challenge. We had the trailer, we had the bikes, all we needed was the helmet. We went to the bike shop, found a really cute one, and were on our merry way.
We went home, set up the trailer, put on the cute helmet, and soon had a screaming, upset child. We finally got her buckled in and were off.
We made it five houses down the street before realizing that the helmet was over her face and not going to work. By that point it was time for snacks and a nap… for all.
On the upside I made caramel sauce! This time around, I used Lottie + Doof’s caramel filling from his chocolate tart recipe (if you have not made this yet, I highly recommend it!). The caramel filling has a great texture and I love that it uses creme fraiche. We put the caramel to good use on sundaes for my mom’s birthday, but my favorite way to have it, is on a spoon (remember this?). But with all of these good apples laying around, that’s probably your best drizzling option (good thinking Katie).
adapted from Lottie + Doof
1/2 cup water
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons crème fraîche
Place 1/2 cup water in a large saucepan. Add sugar and corn syrup, and cook mixture over medium-high heat, swirling the pan occasionally, until it becomes a medium-amber caramel ; about 10 minutes (I found this took me 20 minutes!). Remove pan from heat and slowly (the mixture will bubble up) add the heavy cream followed by the butter and crème fraîche. Stir until smooth. Let it cool completely. (The caramel should be refrigerated in a covered container.) It is great kept at room temp for serving or heated and drizzled over whatever.