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Eat, Make, Read….Love: Delicious caramel recipe

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Find your way straight into you lovers stomach heart. I knew I wanted to post a recipe here for Valentine week. Who better to get one from than the talented baker, cooker, blogger, designer and co-founder of Remedy Quarterly? Visit (Kelly at Eat, Make, Read and Remedy). Here’s Kelly:

Whether you’re looking to woo a certain someone this Valentine’s or remind you’re favorite love why you’re so great, here’s a special little treat that will have their mouth watering and they’re heart fluttering. These homemade caramels are the perfect combination of buttery and sweet decadence with a hint of sea salt. They’re moderately easy to make, more work than you might spend on just anyone, but not so much that you look like a crazy person. Really, you just need a little patience and confidence along with sugar, butter, corn syrup, cream and sea salt.

fleur de sel caramels
via gourmet
makes about 40 candies

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

1
Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, then lightly oil parchment.
2
Bring cream, butter, and fleur de sel to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from heat and set aside.
3
Boil sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved (about 2 minutes). Boil, without stirring but gently swirling pan, until mixture is a light golden caramel, about 12-15 minutes. Watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn.
4
Carefully stir in cream mixture (mixture will bubble up) and simmer, stirring frequently, until caramel registers 248°F on thermometer, 10 to 15 minutes.
5
Pour into baking pan and cool at least 2 hours. Cut into 1 or 2-inch pieces, then wrap each piece in a 4-inch square of wax paper, twisting 2 ends to close.
*If you don’t have fleur de sel, just use sea salt.

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2 Responses to Eat, Make, Read….Love: Delicious caramel recipe

  1. jennifer young February 19, 2010 at 2:22 am #

    i’ve shared your beautiful work (and the amazing recipe) with my readers in a caramel roundup! thank you for the inspiration!

    http://iartu.blogspot.com/2010/02/currently-obsessedcaramel.html

    <3!
    j.

  2. Samantha Hahn February 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    fantastic! I want one of the caramels so badly but don’t have the time to cook one up. I’ll have to save it for later….but the eye candy will have to do for now.

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