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Neules with Caramel and Sea Salt Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce
- 1 tablespoon sea salt

Special equipment needed:
- Piping bag with a star tip
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add the milk, salt, and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix until well combined.
4. Gradually add the flour to the bowl, mixing until a smooth dough forms.
5. Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
6. Pipe the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, forming 2-inch-long strips.
7. Bake the neules for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
8. Remove the neules from the oven and let them cool completely on the baking sheet.
9. In a small saucepan, heat the caramel sauce over medium heat until it becomes smooth and pourable.
10. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the cooled neules.
11. Sprinkle the sea salt over the caramel sauce.
12. Let the neules sit for a few minutes to allow the caramel to set.
13. Serve and enjoy!

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
375°F (190°C)
Serving size:
Makes approximately 20 neules

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 120
Fat: 6g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Protein: 1g
Sodium: 180mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Salted butter can be used instead of unsalted butter, but the sea salt should be omitted.
- Homemade caramel sauce can be used instead of store-bought caramel sauce.

- Neules can be dipped in melted chocolate instead of caramel sauce.
- Crushed nuts or sprinkles can be added on top of the neules for added texture and flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the neules are completely cooled before drizzling with caramel sauce to prevent the sauce from melting.
- Use a small spoon to sprinkle the sea salt evenly over the neules.

Storage instructions:
Store the neules in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Neules can be reheated in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 3-5 minutes, or until warmed through.

Presentation ideas:
Arrange the neules on a platter and sprinkle with additional sea salt and caramel sauce for a beautiful presentation.

Sprinkle crushed nuts or sprinkles on top of the neules for added texture and flavor.

Serve the neules with a cup of coffee or tea for a delicious snack.

Suggested side dishes:
Neules can be served as a dessert on their own or paired with fresh fruit for a light and refreshing treat.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the dough is too thick to pipe, add a little more milk until it reaches the desired consistency.
- If the neules spread too much during baking, chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before piping.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to use fresh ingredients and store the neules in an airtight container to prevent contamination.

Food history:
Neules are a traditional Spanish dessert that are typically served during the Christmas season.

Flavor profiles:
The neules have a buttery and slightly sweet flavor that is complemented by the rich caramel sauce and savory sea salt.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the neules on a platter with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt for a beautiful and delicious presentation.

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Taste: Sweet, Salty, Caramelized, Rich