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Salted Caramel

SALTED CARAMEL! Everything… yes absolutely everything… gets better with Salted Caramel! Just think – cheesecake, ice cream, ice cream cake, brownies, buttercream, cupcakes – the combinations are endless! When I make salted caramel, I could actually just have it by the spoonful out the jar.

Preparation time

15 min preparation




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  • 100 g Zùsto
  • 50 ml water
  • 45 g butter
  • 65 ml full cream
  • pinch of salt (to taste)


  • Saucepan
  • Scales
  • Wooden spoon

Preparation method

  1. Dissolve the Zùsto with the water in a saucepan and set over a medium heat.
  2. Now it’s just a matter of patience… Do not stir the pot under any circumstances! The mixture will begin to bubble and at this point, you need to watch it carefully. As soon as the water starts bubbling with the Zùsto, you can’t take your eyes off it because it can all happen very fast! (This will depend a little bit on your cooker as it can sometimes take up to 10 mins). You are forbidden to stir it!
  3. The Zùsto water will gradually start to colour. It should go a nice golden brown colour from the caramel 😉 Don’t let it get too dark because then you’ll have burnt caramel and that can’t be saved.
  4. When it starts to turn golden brown, carefully add the butter. Now stir the mixture until the butter has melted (approx. 2 mins).
  5. When the butter has completely melted, add the cream. Keep stirring and in the meantime turn off the heat.
  6. Finally, add the salt (to taste). The caramel is still very liquid, but that’s normal.
  7. Pour the caramel from the saucepan into a sealable jar. If necessary, you can pass the caramel mixture through a sieve (you may find that small lumps have formed).
  8. The caramel will continue to stiffen as it cools. Once cooled, keep it in the fridge (2 weeks). If it is too hard, you can warm it slightly in the microwave.

Nutritional values

Coming soon.


About Yasmine Marchal

Hi, I’m Yasmine from the pastry blog Tartes Yaya. As well as running my blog, I work full time as an IT project manager. Baking is my creative outlet, but I also enjoy sports (jogging, hiking, aerial dance and horse riding).

I’m mum to an 8 year old boy, Ilyas, and a 6 year old girl, Fatou. In August 2018, Ilyas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease that is not caused by eating too much sugar… just to clarify that! ;)).Even though a type 1 diabetic can eat whatever they want and don’t have to follow a special diet, their body has greater difficulty in processing real sugars because the body is not able to produce insulin itself or manage insulin spikes properly.

My son’s diabetes led me to discover Zùsto and since then, Zùsto has been my favourite sugar substitute!

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