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    Salt&Caramel Tear And Share Bread

    Cinnamon, sugar, bread – is it just me or does this sound like the elusive Monkeybread? If you don’t know Monkeybread, you are missing a treat. A friend introduced me to Monkeybread, an American breakfast tradition, in her family it is made on Christmas morning. To make it, you need the tins of soft bread rolls that we cannot buy here in Switzerland. One time when I was in Germany, I brought the rolls back and we made them. When I was browsing Pinterest last night, I came across this recipe, which sounds similar to Monkeybread so I decided to try it out today, giving it the Salt&Caramel treatment.  …

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    Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Fleur de Sel

    When I renamed the blog, I decided that I would make Salted Caramels and perhaps use the photos for the blog logo. Easier said than done, I discovered. When I searched for a recipe, I found that almost all of them called for what the Americans call “heavy cream”. This is a cream with a fat content of 36 to 38%, in between single cream and double cream. The closest I can find in Switzerland is Vollrahm, in French Crème Entière, with 35%. For making caramels, it is incredibly important to have a candy thermometer, which I did not have. I bought what I thought was a candy thermometer but…