Monday, October 24, 2011

How to really impress your in-laws

Alternatively titled.... Making home made caramel.
Put 1/3 cup water and  1 and 1/2 cup sugar in pan on low. Stir well only once.
Do not stir again.

Bring it to a boil. This will take 5 to 8 minutes.

Turn the heat to medium and shake the pan occassionally.
No stirring. Can you see it starting to
turn the slightest bit brown?

let it turn a beautiful brown color. But not black.
It burns easy. You have to watch it.
It will take another 8 mnutes or so.
But stay in the kitchen.
This isnt the time to wander off.

Measure 1 1/4 cup heavy cream.

Take hot sugar off fire and slowly add. Dont panic.
It'll bubble up and splatter and
then the sugar will form a hard ball.

Now its time to stir.

Put it back on low heat and stir for two minutes.
If you screw it up, dont worry.
Throw it out and
start all over. Sometimes I have
to try three times before I get it done.

After its smooth, take it off heat. It thickens as it cools.

Add a little sea salt.

Thanks ANN THORTON for teaching me how to  make the in-laws think I'm a genius   make caramel!

Tomorrow.... A suggestion of what to do with homemade caramel.


Sheila @E2gather said...

Looks luverly...I can almost smell it YUM!

gin said...

not just your in-laws. I'm impressed!