Saturday, October 30, 2010

Homemade Caramel Recipe

The following is mostly for my own records, but you should feel free to use it too. It comes from this website.

3 c. sugar, divided
3/4 c. milk
1 egg, beaten
Pinch of salt
1/2 c. butter (cut up)

Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar in heavy saucepan; place over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar melts and syrup is golden brown.

Combine remaining 2 1/2 cups sugar, milk, egg and salt in a bowl, stirring well; stir in butter. Stir butter mixture in caramelized sugar. (The mixture will lump, becoming smooth with further cooking.) Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until a candy thermometer registers 230 degrees (15-20 minutes). Cool 5 minutes. Beat with a wooden spoon to almost spreading consistency and spread between layers and on top of cake.


Laura said...

I feel like maybe you should post more. Or, more correctly, I feel like maybe I'd like to hear from you more. :)

I hope you are WONDERFUL.

Laura (Paulsen) Howe

Anna said...

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Gina said...

Do you remember me? I've just read many of your posts. I miss you. :)

I hope your life is SO fantastic!

Gina (Tyrrell) Allred