Caramel is one of my very favorite things. Even more than plain caramels I love salted caramels and goat’s milk caramels. I love the creamy vanilla flavor with the bite of the goat’s milk. Yummy. I don’t know why I don’t make them very often, but I’m glad I did this Christmas. I saw this pin and knew I wanted to make the salted caramel variety.
Maybe I love caramel because I’m not really a fudge person. I think I started making fudge so young that it’s become a little too “been there done that” and unexciting. No offense, fudge people…not my thing. I don’t crave it.
I am not posting the recipe because I didn’t alter it since it is candy. I didn’t make the recipe my own and wouldn’t support making something with corn syrup on even a semi-regular basis anyway. But, who are we kidding? Caramel is sugar so it’s not really good for you either way.
I am however providing a visual of what the colors look like at various stages. I love kitchen science. I feel like Harold McGee would be proud of the science in these pictures, I think.
It’s hard to wait, but it does happen
“Firm Ball”=perfect caramels.
I wrapped mine in parchment to make them extra-adorable and also to limit myself on servings. Actually, I just gave them all away and that very much limited my servings. I would have eaten all of them. You can find these cute take-out containers for $.99 at the always awesome, Container Store.
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