Questions tagged [caramel]

Candy made by cooking sugar until it reaches 170°C (340°F). It has a golden brown color and a distinct "caramelized" flavor.

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How to make caramels grainy on purpose? [duplicate]

I want my caramel to turn out grainy. Years ago, there was a store that sold "Grain Caramels". They were delicious and I would like to know how to make them. What makes caramels grainy instead of ...
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Dry caramel 'curdles' when adding hot heavy cream

I was making some caramel sauce today. A simple recipe: 200g sugar (I used demerara), 500g cream (35% fat). I dry caramelized the sugar under medium-low heat, stirring until all lumps dissolved and ...
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The role of fat (butter, oil) in caramel-required recipes?

Why in some recipes with using caramel, like, for example, caramelized walnuts or chinese caramelized apples, its required to melt sugar in oil or butter instead of making caramel with water or just ...
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What is the Key Difference Between Nougat and Meringue?

Both are made from whipped eggs and caramel syrup. Why nougat is viscous and meringue is soft and can become dry and crunchy?
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Caramel without stirring or burning

Every Christmas I make caramels for family, friends, and neighbors. And every year I'm stuck with the same choice. Stir the sugar mixture while it boils to prevent sticking and burning but end up with ...
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How to stabilize soft nougat?

Which ways to stabilize soft nougat do you know? By stabilize I mean making it less sticky and preventing it from creeping. I emphasise, that I don't want to add nut flower into nougat, or make it ...
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How to make microwaved condensed milk caramel sauce properly?

When I tried making, but it always necomes pieces, and if I continue to turn it into a caramel brown colour, very dry, and turns into candy. What is the a recipe for making a caramel sauce in a ...
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Caramel made with coconut milk tastes burnt

I'd like to be able to make caramel without using any dairy products for my friends and family who are lactose intolerant or vegan. Usually when I make caramel, I use a recipe close to this one with a ...
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Can you freeze caramel sauce? [duplicate]

As caramel sauce makes everything better from cakes to brownies, cookies even enhances the flavor of popcorn. I am thinking to make caramel sauce and freeze it, so it can be used as and when required. ...
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Can I make caramel sauce with crystalline fructose?

I'd like to make a caramel sauce with crystalline fructose as my mom's diabetic and can't have sugar. I know (in theory) that fructose caramelizes at a lower temp than regular sugar, but I'm not ...
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Caramel fudge pieces into sauce?

I'm wondering if there is a way to turn store-bought caramel fudge pieces into a caramel sauce? Would that be possible?
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Suggestion for re-use of slightly burned caramel sauce / Lokum

I was trying to make some Lokum, a turkish gelly sweet. You put together a sugar sauce and a mix of cornstarch and water to do it. I realized too late that the sugar sauce almost burned, and now the ...
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Sweetener for caramel

I've seen a recipe using a sweetener instead of sugar for caramel. I'm wondering what kind of sweetener would actually work for this - the recipe didn't specify. Various sweeteners I've seen in the ...
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What's the best way to caramelize a large amount of sugar?

I have an African winemaking recipe that calls for caramelizing 4kg of sugar. Each kg is about 5 cups. Most explanations call for at most 1.75 cups, so that would be about 11 batches. Is there a ...
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Possible to get Sugar Syrup and Coconut Oil to solidify together (Emulsifier needed?)

I'm trying to make a 'magic-shell' like topping from burnt sugar syrup by mixing burnt sugar syrup (sugar + corn syrup heated until dark copper color, cooked with water until smooth) with coconut oil. ...
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What are some ways to make caramel thin? [duplicate]

I'm kind of starting off with the culinary world and one of the dishes i'll be making soon is French toast with caramelized strawberries. However i'd like to know how to make caramel thin, because i'...
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What is the difference between toffee and caramel?

I always wondered and hope someone here can clear it up for me.
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How can I fix my caramel sauce?

I just made caramel sauce using 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup butter, and 1/2 cup milk. I was supposed to use 1/4 cup milk but i poured in extra by accident so I doubled the other ingredients. But my ...
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How to keep caramel from hardening prematurely?

Let me be clear: I am NOT making a recipe where I want the caramel to stay soft and gooey. The end result is supposed to be hard like toffee or peanut brittle. But everything I search seems to be for ...
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How can a burned sugar caramel icing be doubled?

My icing recipe yields enough for a three layer cake. It covers between layers, sides,and top of cake. I would like to use 4 layers, so how would I do that? Ingredients are: white sugar, water, butter,...
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What is the function of salt in chocolate?

Iv'e recently seen, for the first time, chocolate coins filled with caramel and "Atlantic salt". I did a bit of searching and found some more of these types of sweets: To the food simpleton that I am,...
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Why do I have lumps in my caramel? (NOT crystallized sugar.)

There are a lot of caramel questions. Hopefully I'm not repeating anyone... I've made caramel sauce several times with the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction. (But using a different beginning ...
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can whole milk with corn starch be used to make caramel sauce?

I read through some of the other answers about substituting milk for cream in caramel sauce and it seems that the sauce wont thicken because of the fat content of whole milk being too low,....so I was ...
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Caramel Apple cocktail garnish

I am a bartender who has little experience using caramel. I want to use caramel as a garnish by dipping dehydrated apple slices in it. How do I create a "dripping effect" on the dehydrated apple ...
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How do I fix grainy and chewy caramel corn?

I made caramel corn and it came out grainy & chewy. How do I fix it?
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Attempt to make praline paste failed — what should I do differently?

I attempted this recipe: 70 g hazelnuts 100 sugar 1 pinch salt Toast nuts at 400 F for 10 mins.; let cool. Put sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and render into caramel over medium-low heat. ...
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Making caramel on glass top stoves

Why can't I make caramel or toffee on my glass topped stove? I have tried different pans, different thermometers, stirring, not stirring, different recipes, different temperatures. It turns out ...
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My caramels sugared but I don't want to throw them away. Is there any way I can reheat the sugared mess and turn it into a caramel sauce?

My caramels sugared but I don't want to throw them away. Is there any way I can reheat the sugared mess and turn it into a caramel sauce? I am determined not to waste this great taste but want to lose ...
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How long may I preserve a caramel sauce?

How long can I preserve in the fridge a sauce made of 11 oz. caramel, 1/2 cup butter and 2 T cream?
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If cookies are made with enough sugar, will they just be chewy caramel?

If one increases the ratio of sugar to flour in the dough of, say, chocolate chip cookies, at what point (if any) will it no longer make chocolate chip cookies and instead be chocolate chips ...
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Do I use pure glucose or sugar syrup for making a caramel filling for a cookie?

I am trying to perfect my Dutch syrup waffles (stroopwafels). The cookies (waffles are perfect but the caramel filling is giving me problems. I tried making the caramel filling from sugar, sugar ...
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Scraping Caramel for Flan

America's Test Kitchen proposes the following recipe as their "Perfect Latin Flan" (pg. 785, The Complete America's Test Kitchen Cookbook 2001-2016): This recipe should be made at least 1 day ...
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Caramels turn out too sweet

I've tried a recipe for caramels that turns out too sweet for my own liking. I substitute agave syrup for corn syrup because it's an invert sugar and I can't find glucose or corn syrup in my area. The ...
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How do I make a caramel disk?

I would like to make a thin disk of caramel that could be placed on the top of a cookie. I need it to be very smooth with neat edges because I plan to cover it with royal icing. I was wondering if I ...
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Caramel with their 3 stages (liquid, soft, chewy): What is the key difference when cooking?

I want to know what is the extra step that make the difference between: Caramel Sauce; Soft Caramel; Chewy Caramel. I will take Christophe Michalak recipe: 100 g sugar; 100 g cream; 20 g butter. ...
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Caramel sauce tastes too sugary what went wrong

I tried a recipe to create caramel sauce, where the instructions were basically slowly heat sugar to 350F / 176c then take off heat, add cream, put back on heat, then mix and it's ready. When ...
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Flavored caramelization

When should flavorings to brown sugar-caramel be added: during caramelization of after? I make caramel regularly for inclusion in coffee based drinks. The caramel recipe is simply: brown sugar ...
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Is it possible to make caramel that does not taste sweet?

Since sugar turns into caramel when heated, caramel is not sugar. I suppose then, that caramel still tastes sweet because of the uncaramelized sugar mixed in the caramel. Is it practically and/or ...
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Caramel with sugar granules

I made caramel with condensed milk one month ago. Now I want to use it again, but it has sugar granules on it. So what should I do to make it smooth again?
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What is real caramel?

This comment suggests something about the true definition of "caramel": Actually, caramel is not made with "milk and/or cream, butter, and sometimes vanilla". While US recipes are fond of adding ...
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How do I make soft caramel for homemade Caramel Apples?

I am making Caramel apples using, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and condensed milk. The caramel is coming out very thick and sticky to the extreme. How can I make a nice caramel that is not hard to ...
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What's the purpose of syrup in toffee apples?

The toffee apple recipes pretty much all have syrup in them. The ratio of syrup ranges from low to almost as much as the sugar. My question is: What is purpose of the syrup? If it's just for flavour,...
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How long can melted salted caramel last?

I melted the salted caramel today and I need it in school on friday. Today is Sunday. I wonder how long can it last beacause I'm scared it wont last more than 3 days.
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How can I make caramel that will hold its shape, without using refined sugar?

I am making my own ice cream pops. One flavor I'm developing is Peach Cobbler. I've been trying to include some caramel in the bars, yet I can't seem to make a type caramel using coconut sugar, that ...
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What is wrong with the pan in which I make my caramels, and what kind of pan should I be using? [duplicate]

I am an amateur caramel maker! I have made caramels for years, but recently my caramels have started turning really hard. I have a new pot, and I think it holds the heat for too long, as the ...
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Vanilla fudge attempts turn into caramel

I am absolutely addicted to making my own candies and confections, and I just adore making all kinds of fudge and truffles. However, I seem to have this issue whenever I go with a very simple recipe: ...
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Why didn't my apples caramelise?

Today I tried to make a Tarte Tatin, with mixed results. Everything tasted great, expect that my apples didn't really caramelise. Note: This recipe is more like an interpretation of a real Tarte Tatin....
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How to choose a pan for making caramel?

Is there any noticeable difference in taste and texture when making caramel on a non-stick pan versus a normal pan? I have seen a few cooks making caramel on a stainless steel saucepan and others on ...
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Why does my caramel sauce fail?

Every now and then I make caramel sauce for this recipe by caramelizing sugar, but sometimes it either: Hardens Burns Doesn't have that nice caramel colour What are some tips to avoid the above ...
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Why doesn't my caramel sauce thicken?

The actual measurement of the caramel sauce is 50g sugar : 20g water. I divided it to 17g of sugar to 7g of water, but after following the necessary procedures the mixture doesn't boil, and nor does ...