Friday, November 30, 2007

Caramels - Sara

2 cups sugar

2 cups karo syrup

2 Tbs vanilla

1 tsp salt

3 cups whipping cream (1/2 pint = 1 cup)

½ can sweetened condensed milk

In a heavy saucepan; add sugar, syrup, and salt. Boil it on medium high heat until it turns a golden brown color. (It takes almost a half an hour) Stir occasionally. While sugar mixture is cooking - In a double boiler, combine whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to scalding heat (don’t let it boil) Once sugar mixture is golden brown, add cream mixture 1 tablespoon at a time until all is combined. Place candy thermometer in mixture and keep boiling until it reaches 230* (Or you can have a bowl of ice water nearby to check for firm ball stage) Once candy reaches 230* or firm ball stage take off heat and add vanilla. Spread mixture on a buttered cookie sheet. Cool, cut, wrap and enjoy

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