Well, not really the actual question. I burned myself making some salted caramels. So, now I have a huge blister on my wrist. It’s kind of gross. It looks like a huge wart on my wrist. Kind of cool kind of not. Oh well. I would say the caramels were more or less a success. I am not going to call it a complete success because the texture was wrong, so wrong. It was super hard. The flavor was great! I don’t mind sucking on it. But, the final product was not what I was looking for. However, the SO and I agreed that the taste was so worth it that I would do again some other time. I don’t know when though. The burn hurts. After I let it cool, I wanted to let coat it in chocolate and all that jazz. But, it wasn’t meant to be, maybe next time.
Salted Caramels (from eatmakeread)
1 cup heavy cream
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon fleur de sel
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, then lightly oil parchment.
Bring cream, butter, and fleur de sel to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from heat and set aside.
Boil sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil, without stirring but gently swirling pan, until mixture is a light golden caramel.
Carefully stir in cream mixture (mixture will bubble up) and simmer, stirring frequently, until caramel registers 248°F on thermometer, 10 to 15 minutes.*
Pour into baking pan and cool at least 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch pieces, then wrap each piece in a 4-inch square of wax paper, twisting 2 ends to close.
I unfortunately forgot to wrap them in wax paper and just stuck them together in a bowl because I was very frustrated with them.
Better luck next time.