~Thick Caramel~

Monday, March 7, 2011

This is the yummiest caramel you'll ever make. I can't even describe how good this is.
I kept going to the fridge and snacking on caramel.
At this point I'm considering putting up a  lock on my fridge, I mean it.;-)
You can use it for so many things. Cupcake filling, or topping, pour it on a cake, pancakes...or just spoon it out. Never tested better.
Enjoy

1/2 cup water
2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoon butter
- Combine the sugar, water, and the corn syrup in a medium size deep saucepan
- Using a wooden spoon stir  all the ingredient until  well incorporated
- Cover the saucepan and let it cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.
- After 3 minutes, remove the lid, increase the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil.
- Do not stir from this point on, but it is important to carefully shake the pan so that caramel doesn't burn
- Continue to cook until the caramel turns an  amber color then remove from the heat and let stand for about 30 seconds.(It took me several minutes, be sure to keep an eye on the caramel, once it starts browning it will be very quick before it reaches amber color)
- DON'T BE TEMPTED TO TASTE, MIXTURE IS VERY HOT P ! Pour the heavy cream into the mixture. I recommend wearing oven mitts and keep away from the pan. The mixture will bubble up significantly.
- Stir the mixture, again being careful. Add the butter and stir until combined.
- Transfer to a small bowl and set aside to cool. Caramel can be made a day ahead.
- Caramel when cooled will be thick
You will have leftover caramel, it stores well refrigerated in an airtight container for about a month.

I should check on my caramel right now....

8 comments:

  1. It look sgorgeous! I want to "check" on it too :)
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. I absolutely love caramel and make it all the time from this one recipe I found in the newspaper.. this one really looks fantastic and rich.. I make caramel preztels with it.. that is where i found the recipe... this looks like it needs a bowl of french vanilla ice cream...

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  3. Amazing :)) i have to try this! :)

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  4. mmm I'm imagining pouring that yummy caramel over popcorn.... !

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  5. Have you tried to put this on popcorn??? just an idea. I was messing around and made cracker jack by mistake.. I wanted popcorn caramel and nuts.. it was tasty anyway... just don't remember what I did.. just noticed Cristin suggested this as well..

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  6. Oh my gosh, Hani! This does look so nice and THICK! :)

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