5 Minutes and 5 ingredients Caramels

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“I think love is caramel. Sweet and fragrant; always welcome. It is the gentle golden color of a setting harvest sun; the warmth of a squeezed embrace; the easy melting of two souls into one and a taste that lingers even when everything else has melted away. Once tasted it is never forgotten.” ~ Jenny Colgan

Like this quote said, few can touch the straight of caramel and its affection on the mind and mood. Ladies, together we’ll make homemade caramel sauce with a list of recipes that calls for caramel. Ready to start the journey?

Wear your apron and follow my lead! Make sure to jot all things down in a cookbook notebook, use colorful pencils (they help, trust me!) and pay attention to details.

Remember, SMALL THINGS MATTER!

How to section

To start with, let me mention that homemade caramel can last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator! GREAT NEWS.

As for the time needed, your caramel will get ready in 10 minutes.

CAREFULL!

As I said, pay attention to details. Caramel needs some things to avoid:

  • Use a big pot, and make sure it heats up evenly (avoid using thin or nonstick pots).
  • Clean your pot very very well before using it for caramel.
  • After your caramel is done, immediately plunge it into ice water!
  • Watch the pot and make sure the syrup doesn’t become darker than it should.

IS CANDY THERMOMETER NECESSARY?

Having a candy thermometer may help you buy time, while making caramel it is necessary to monitor the temperature (if the thermometer isn’t available, do the color test).

Simple steps:

  • In a big bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  • Pour the mixture in a pan (use a large pan) and cook for 5 minutes’ maximum.
  • Stir every minute.
  • Pour into lightly greased dish and let it cool.
  • Cut, wrap in wax paper and store in air-tight containers.

This recipe gets ready in 10 minutes, you only need to combine ingredients together, keep your eyes on the color and stir gently with a wooden spoon.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of butter
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of light Karo syrup
  • ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk
5 Minutes and 5 ingredients Caramels

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10 servings

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Important notes:

  • You can tell if caramel is done by keeping an eye on the pan while cooking, perfect caramel should get dark (or reddish brown) and starts to smoke.
  • In this recipe, you can use different kinds of sugars and still get great results, mentioning:
    1. Dark and light muscovado sugar
    2. Dark and light soft brown sugar
    3. Demarara sugar
    4. Granulated sugar
  • If your caramel is too hard, place it in the pan and add two tablespoons of water, stir and waits for the thermometer to reach 245°F
  • Use a high quality butter, buy a good brand you already tried before
  • Add some salt to your caramel mixture, trust me! Just add it.

Serving Ideas

There are endless choices, caramel call for a lot of recipes and dishes, giving an example:

  • Coffee
  • Popcorns
  • Ice cream
  • Pretzels
  • Apples

Also, you can cut fruits like apples, pear, bananas. Dip them in caramel and pour all over waffles and top with nuts or brown sugar!

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