Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Would you like to know how to make your very own home made caramel for all your caramel needs?

You can either pour only sugar in a heavy bottomed pan and heat until it melts, being very careful not to let it progress beyond "golden" to "burnt," or you can mix the sugar with a little bit of water and boil that together.
I think it's a little easier to mix the sugar with the water because the sugar doesn't clump that way.
When the caramel turns golden, add a bit of whipped cream and butter, stirring all the while and being very careful not to get burned. This stuff is HOT. Liquified sugar- which sticks to you- can give you second degree burns.

I used 1 cup of sugar with a few tablespoons of water, boiled til golden, then added a 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 2 T of butter. Add it slowly and stir continually. This makes a nice consistency for dipping apples. We had the caramel with Granny Smith Apples and Brie cheese mmmmmm!

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to send you my mom's recipe. We make it every year for Christmas. Rather good, a little more time consuming, but good. :)