Monday, October 6, 2008

Caramel Crunch...


With salted peanuts and chocolate too. Caramel is about feeling good. Wee Treats by Tammy from Tuesdays With Dorie assigned this recipe of happiness. Once in a while, everyone indulges in caramel. From dulce de leche to caramel apples and those amazing cubes of salted caramel candy? it's a seductive flavor that melts slowly in the mouth.


This complexity of sweetness, has a few rules of preparation. Patience is the key to success. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, let the sugar absorb the liquid. Well maybe one stir.


Add medium heat. And wait.




Watch for the bubbles. Pay attention.


Once boiled, now swirl the pan and continue to cook for the desired color.


Move the pan off heat and add the butter and cream. Stir.

And, there was a brownie cake beneath all that too. Well, another time for that.

11 comments:

Peggy said...

What great photos and what a delicious looking cake! Your caramel is great.

Engineer Baker said...

Your caramel looks just the right color - fabulous.

Jules Someone said...

Nice work on the caramel! And the rest of the cake as well.

Karen said...

Yum! Yours looks picture perfect!

Tammy said...

I am so pleased you liked this. great photos!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

that caramel would make me feel good! i love that pot, too!

Rigby said...

your pictures make me want to try the caramel again....bravo!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

This is the first time I've ever made a successful caramel! I'm hooked!

Marthe said...

OMG, this looks soooooooo good!! I want a piece of that cake!!

AmyRuth said...

Ohhhhh, love your "candy store" copper pot. They are the best! Your photos are beautiful. Way to Go.
AmyRuth

Annette said...

It does look picture perfect! Great photos. Your caramel looks delicious. Great job!