A new recent addition at Gail’s, my local artisanal bakery, has recently caught my attention. A sea salt caramel banana and pecan cake. I know! It tastes like a delicious piece of spiced banana bread but with a salty caramel difference and topped with sticky and crunchy pecans. I had to try my own version, of course, but with apples. I used my sister’s recipe for a spiced apple loaf and made an upgraded version thanks to the addition of pecans and salted caramel. All I can say is these flavours are just meant to be together. When you’re in need of an easy but delicious piece of cake with a cup of tea this will do the trick.
Of course, you can buy caramel sauce from the shop but homemade version tastes so much better and trust me when I say this – it is easy to make. Don’t be intimidated by frightening warnings to absolutely not stir and to use the thermometer. You just simply have to trust your judgement and the sugar will melt.