December 2008

Caramel update

So round 2 is delicious, but I think I overcompensated for the burning of the first batch and undercooked it slightly. It is definitely a soft caramelly texture, but if left to sit for a while it spreads out (I cut the batch into squares and set them on parchment paper last night, about an […]

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Caramel rescue and vindication

D. helped me save the round 1. He suggested dipping them in chocolate. I was skeptical, but melted some semi-sweet chocolate chips and dipped the slightly bitter, slightly burnt caramels in it. I also sprinkled them with some of the chocolate salt I made earlier. Wow. The result is great. The second round of caramels […]

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Apple cider caramels, round 2 – looks promising

The 2nd batch of caramels are actually CARAMEL colored! And the lingering bit left on the spatula was delicious…

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Apple cider caramels, round 1 – The sugar wins

I stepped away for a second… a second!… and the sugar burned a little. It didn’t come out caramel colored. Instead it is a deep, dark brown. I made the dark (burned) sugar into caramels anyway. Not bad, just a little savory. haha. But not a candidate for Christmas gifting. On to round 2. Wish […]

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Sunday

Today has been good. A little lazy this morning, a little shopping at the farmer’s market, sewing store and Target. And now I am trying to make my first caramels. I saw these a few weeks ago on Salt and Chocolate and I have not been able to get them out of my head. So […]

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