Tuesday, October 21, 2008

caramel fleur de sel cupcakes

It's not easy to find fleur de sel** in Sydney. And so when we found it 2 weekends ago, it is definitely a must buy to add to the collection of flavours.

I cannot stop licking the leftover caramel icing!!! The sweetness of the caramel buttercream goes really well with the saltiness of the fleur de sel.

It some how makes the flavour special, a slight twist to the normally sweet offerings.

**Fleur de sel
("Flower of salt" in French) is a hand-harvested sea salt collected by workers who scrape only the top layer of salt before it sinks to the bottom of large salt pans. Traditional French fleur de sel is collected off the coast of Brittany (most notably in the town of Guérande - Fleur de Sel de Guérande, hand harvested from salt marsh water being the most revered), Noirmoutier, and also Camargue, and is slightly grey due to the sandy minerals collected in the process of harvesting the salt from the pans. Fleur de sel is one of most expensive salts in the world and is usually sold in jars as it is slightly damp.
source: Wikipedia

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