Brown Sugar Sauce

    15 min

    This rich toffee sauce is easy to make and can be served with a variety of cakes and puddings.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 50g butter
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 150g dark brown soft sugar
    • 250ml cold milk
    • 4 tablespoons brandy
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Melt butter in a small saucepan set over medium heat. In a medium-size bowl, stir flour with sugar. Then whisk into melted butter until mixture is moistened. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook, whisking frequently, until thickened and smooth, about 5 minutes. Stir in brandy and vanilla. Remove from heat.
    2. Serve right away over Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce. Or cover and refrigerate for a week or more. Reheat just before serving.

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    This is a lovely, easy sauce. I didn't use the brandy and substituted 70ml of the milk for cream, as it was what I had in the fridge. I warmed a spiced sponge cake, poured this on top, to make a 'sticky-toffee pudding'. Went down very well! Just watch out for the sauce thickening - once it starts it is very quick to get thick!  -  20 Mar 2012


    I thought this was a very helpful recipe! It made a delicious toffee sauce without the use of cream which can be quite fattening. I shall be using this again However i think the picture used is a little unappetizing, but good recipe.  -  12 Apr 2015


    Unbelievably successful. I made half the quantity, used just one tablespoon of brandy and used an extra tablespoon of cream instead. Perfect topping for apple granny. So easy to make.  -  21 Apr 2013