We've been reviewing some fabulous foodie products lately that would make a great addition to a homemade Christmas hamper. I can't think of a more perfect gift for those hard to buy for relatives, especially as personally selecting the products make it a really special gift that shows you have put some thought into it.
The latest product on the Madhouse testing hotseat was this Salted Caramel Sauce from Hawkshead Relish. While I loved the idea, I wasn't too sure what to do with it. Having tried various salted caramel products in Madhouse Daddy Mike's native Brittany - including a sticky toffee spread and a to-die-for creamy ice cream with it drizzled through like raspberry ripple - I was determined to find uses for it though !
Having sampled Salted Caramel spread in the past, my initial taste test was a spoonful straight from the jar and a spoonful spread on bread. I wasn't totally won over because the texture was a bit "bitty", full of tiny salt granules that felt a bit strange on the tongue, not as smooth and gooey as the Breton spread that we'd tried. But this is classed as a sauce, not a spread, so I headed to the jar for inspiration.