Inspiring vegetarian recipes
Try our vibrant veggie dishes, from meat-free lasagne to vegetable curry and vegetarian chilli
Line the base and sides of a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper. Add the caster sugar to a pan and put over a medium heat and leave until melted. Turn up and continue cooking until caramelised to a dark, coppery brown. Meanwhile, put the brown sugar, butter, cream, glucose and liquorice into a separate small pan and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar and liquorice. Pour the cream mix carefully into the caramelised sugar in two additions then keep cooking until the caramel reaches 125C on a sugar thermometer. Immediately remove from the heat and pour into the prepared tin. Leave for at least 4 hours to fully set. Once cooled, use a sharp knife to cut into squares.
Put the chocolate into a small, heatproof bowl and heat in a microwave for short bursts of 20 seconds. Give the chocolate a good stir between each burst, even if it looks like nothing has melted. Once the chocolate has melted 3/4 of the way, remove from the microwave and stir until fully melted. This method keeps the chocolate tempered so it will set more quickly.
Drop the caramels into the chocolate one at a time and use a fork to lift them from the bowl. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl so that any excess chocolate drips off then carefully put the caramel onto a baking paper-lined tray. Once the chocolate has started to set, sprinkle with a little flaked sea salt. Put the caramels in the fridge for 15 minutes to help set fully. Kept in a sealed container, stored in a cool area, these caramels will keep for up to a month.