Monday, October 28, 2013

Recipe Monday: caramel!

Oh my yumminess, you're going to wish you'd never seen this recipe! It is seriously addictive!!! Growing up anytime my mom made this around the holidays we would see who would wake up first during the night to sneak a bite, it was always fun to sneak a bite any chance we could!!! Seriously though, even my mom would wake up and sneak a bite! Okay, enough chitchat, here is the delish recipe you're totally waiting for-

Homemade Caramel!
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup white karo syrup
1/2 cup butter
1 large can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar, syrup, butter and half the can of milk in heavy saucepan. Stir on high heat until boiling, then slowly add the rest of the milk. Once boiling again turn to medium heat and cook stirring to 232 degrees (softball stage), add vanilla and pour into buttered pan (8x8 inch pan works great). Place in fridge to cool then enjoy! You can cut and wrap individually once cooled but you'll want to keep wrapped caramels refrigerated. 
I've tried cooking it high to get it to thicken faster...didn't work, it still took at least 30 minutes! Her it is boiling as I constantly stir, maybe put a tv show on or something while you stir, or some music to give you something else to think about besides hot bubbling sugar popping beneath your hand.
It's starting to darken in color, it will also seem thicker and cook down a little!
Have a cup of ice cold water sitting next to you when you're ready to check if the caramel is "hard" enough. If it sticks together in the water and it seems like the right thickness/consistency for your liking then add your vanilla and pour it into a greased pan. Place in fridge (or freezer for a little bit to speed up the process) till it has cooled. Then pull the delectably delicious pan of addictive caramel and grab a spoon! Mmm, so good!!!
Introduced this fine treat to my cute little princess for the first time and she loved it!!! She licked the spoon clean!!!
Hope everyone that tries this loves it as much as we do!!! And yes, I know it seems strange to eat caramel from a pan instead of a wrapper but it is so much easier and you can totally get a spoonful the size that you want!!! Enjoy!

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