Pour 4 caramel candies  :

Preparation ofcaramel :

  1. Cut the vanilla pod in half lengthwise and scrape out the small seeds inside.
    Put the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Let it melt gently until it turns into caramel.

    (To know when to stop cooking, throw a little caramel in a glass of ice water: it should form a ball that is not too firm.)

  2. Meanwhile, warm the fresh cream in the microwave and also soften the butter slightly.
  3. Off the heat, first add the cream, stirring vigorously. Then quickly add the butter and the vanilla pod while still stirring to obtain a smooth and creamy cream.
  4. Pour the mixture into a square baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  5. Leave to cool for a few hours.
  6. Cut the caramels with a knife and wrap them in cling film.

Salted butter caramel candies, a delight !