Sea salt caramel cheesecake

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I feel like I’m cheating a little by putting this dessert on my blog of unusual food. What’s not to like about a cheesecake with caramel? Let me clarify a little.

Growing up I’d never heard of such a thing as salted caramel. It wasn’t on the menu of any restaurant, nor could I see it on cooking shows. The last five years or so, however, many chefs have been experimenting with mixing savory ingredients in their desserts, and so the idea of salted caramel was born.

I’d seen it on TV many times by now, but I’d never gotten the opportunity to try. During a recent visit to our local Starbucks there was a piece of cake with my name on it. The cheesecake itself was very good indeed, and there were nice crunchy bits on top.

The sea salt caramel on the other hand had nothing going for it. First off, there was not even the slightest hint of saltiness. Secondly, the caramel itself had hardened a little into something resembling chewing gum. I guess I’ll have to give this whole salted caramel thing another go at another place in another time.

Fear Factor – 0 / Taste Test – 5

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