Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sea Salt Caramels
I have been looking for a good caramel recipe. It's been tough but I found a keeper! It's sweet and salty and chewy soft. Be patient with it and you can't go wrong. It's a great fall treat... let me know your thoughts and results if you try your own!
Combine and boil the follow ingredients until they reach a warm chestnut brown:
1 1/2C sugar
1/4C corn syrup
Combine in a small bowl:
1C heavy cream
1t sea salt
Add to boiling mixture. BE CAREFUL! When the cream hits the boiling mixture, it will really boil and STEAM!!! Don't worry, just be cautious and stir, stir, stir! Add:
Continue stirring until the caramel reaches 248 on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and pour into an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper and lightly sprayed with oil. Cool in the refrigerator for at least one hour, remove and turn out onto a cutting board. Cut the square in half and roll each half into a log. Sprinkle with more sea salt (the more the better for me!!) and slice each log into 8 pieces. I also like to cut the square into mini squares to resemble a store bought caramel. Wrap individual caramels (whatever the shape) in parchment paper and twist tie the ends.
This caramel is also excellent for dipping apples!