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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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Method for caramelizing Goat Cheese Balls without Breading?

I was recently at a restaurant where I was served fried balls of goat cheese. They were white, oily, very slightly browned, and appeared to be without any breading. The outside of the balls were sweet....
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Black Garlic Maillard vs caramelization

Black Garlic is made by keeping garlic at a high humidity + 140 degree temp for 8+ weeks (generally speaking) Keep it hot and humid for a long time. "Bulbs are kept in a humidity-controlled ...
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How can I make a large amount of caramelized onions for a french onion soup?

I am looking to make a large amount of French Onion soup (for ~16 servings), and rather than spend hours in front of a skillet (as I would have to do several batches), I am looking for an easier way: ...
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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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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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What method should be used for caramelizing chopped lime?

I was making this recipe from Andrei Lussman the other day, but I was having some issues with one part of it: Finely chop the remaining half of lime and cook gently in a separate pan to release the ...
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How to melt sugar evenly?

I tried melting some sugar for a sesame caramel bar, but I could't manage to melt it evenly, and I have no idea why. What I did was: I turned the heat on the hot-plate at 2 (out of 4) and put a ...
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Can I avoid overcooking my candied lemon decorations?

I've been tweaking my grandmother's fruitcake recipe all month, and as part of this adventure I tried to make it a little fancier by adding some candied orange and lemon slices on top. This looked ...
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Two temperatures for making caramel candy

When making caramel candy the recipe often calls for boiling a water/sugar/butter mix to one temperature, then adding cream and boiling to another temperature. Often the second temperature is higher ...
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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 do I safely caramelize honey without fully burning it?

Background: I am going to make a bochetomel, which is a type of mead that utilizes partly caramelized honey to impart a smokey/slightly burnt taste to the finished product. The honey I have bought for ...
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creme brulee caramelized sugar disappearing

I've recently made some creme brulee, poured sugar on top of it and used a kitchen blow torch to caramelize it and capitalise on a finished product. After that I put the creme brulee in the fridge ...
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How to prevent light-colored macarons from browning?

I have a problem with baking yellow macarons, or any light coloured macarons. The yellow (or any light colour) ones always brown, always! I tried lowering the temperature, I bought the best ...
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What level of heat is best when caramelizing?

When you caramelize onions, carrots or mushrooms - what is the best heat level for the fire? Or rather - what should be the temperature of the oil where you can caramelize the food quickly yet not ...
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How can I get sweet potato skin to caramelize without baking?

I love sweet potatoes, and cooking them in the microwave for 8 minutes is much faster than waiting an hour or more for them to bake. But when I microwave them, the skin doesn't caramelize like it does ...
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What to do when one thing on a plate cooks faster than the others?

When I want to get fancy and add fruit juice to a saute pan to braise my meat, the juices from the fruit often caramelize too fast and burn before my meat is ready. What do you in that case? I have ...
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can onions be caramalized completely in the microwave? If so, how?

I've seen that you can precook onions in the microwave, discarding the liquid and then put them into a pan in order to quicken caramelizing process, with a bit of added fat of course to prevent ...
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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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How do you accompany other veggies with caramelized onions?

I assume that when you caramelize onions and would want your dish to also have caramelized carrots it would have to be more complex than just throw the carrots along the onions to the pot. Any idea ...
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Can you caramelize onions without using fat?

Serious Eats: caramelizing onions In this article the writer suggests slightly caramelizing table sugar and after that toss the onions in the caramelized sugar. My question is - wouldn't you need a ...
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Why did my almonds burn instead of caramelizing?

I tried to make caramelized almonds yesterday with the following recipe: heat 300 grams of sugar with 80 grams water. When mixture reaches 125 degrees Celsius, add the almonds. The almonds would ...
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Converting Pressure Cooker recipes for cookers with lower PSI

Most of the recipes I'm using (mainly Modernist; stocks, caramelized vegetables, confit) suggest cooking at 15psi. My pressure cooker has two settings 12psi and 7psi. I've always had success just ...
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Is butter required to caramelize onions?

Caramelized onions are great but I've only seen them prepared with loads of butter. Can you caramelize onions without butter and still achieve the same effect? Or is butter what creates the ...
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Cooking protein marinated in yogurt

I'm currently on a no-dairy and low sugar diet. I thought to marinate lamb in yogurt, but some of the yogurt got stuck to the lamb afterward and I cooked it anyway. I think the yogurt gave it nice ...
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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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Fast caramelized taste for soup

I want to make soup, a random soup. suppose that I want to to give it a deep taste, like a caramelized onion taste. because I only need the taste, I don't care about texture. can I get the ...
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How do get the “caramelized juices” from yams

This is hard to ask, but you know how when you bake a yam for long enough it will ooze the caramelized sugars? It's like... it's leaking sap. BUT The most delicious sap ever. So wondering, is there a ...
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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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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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How can I make cookies without any sugar?

I'd like to try making some sugar-free cookies, which means no refined or "natural" sugar (honey, came syrup, etc.). I'll be trying to use stevia instead. The obvious problem is that sugar is very ...
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What is the difference between saute and caramelizing toppings?

I'm a huge fan of cooking up grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, and many other toppings. When I worked at a local sub shop I was always the one volunteering to grill up some onions and saute the ...
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choosing a saucepan material for creams and caramels

I quite enjoy baking and i'm considering moving to making my own creams and caramels (and other sugar based work). Currently I have a bunch of old scratched up teflon pots that probably should be ...
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How to caramelize white sugar without burning it?

Last day I was trying to caramelize sugar to make sugar cage. I start of by adding lots of sugar into small amount of water.After that started heating it. After few minutes it started to bubbling and ...
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Can I “re-caramelize” meat after a failed braising attempt?

I am cooking a meat stew with a delicious, fatty bunch of oxtails. Initially when browning the meat, I didn't get a sufficient amount of caramelized glaze around the oxtails and none of the fat melted ...
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Melting sugar on creme brulee with blow torch

Whenever I try to melt the sugar on top of a creme brulee with my kitchen blow torch, I find that the sugar takes forever to discolour even slightly, let alone melt. Eventually isolated patches of ...
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Why do my onions keep burning?

Twice now, I have burned my onions while heating them in a pan. I was just trying to caramelize them, and they burned every time. They were on medium heat, and I put olive oil at the bottom of the ...
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Does oxidation inhibit caramelization?

Getting ready to make some fried plantains, but I wanted to get a jump on prep before caramelizing in place (approximately 2 hours from prep). If I cut them now, and they oxidize, will this inhibit ...
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Salad onions — any way to make them sweet but not soft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I tone down the intensity of raw onion? I like the taste of caramelized onions (I think Ruhlman's book had mentioned it was removing or changing the sulfur), but they ...
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Foods other than onions that can be caramelized for a delicious result [closed]

Is there a way to caramelize foods other than onions and produce similar results?
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Does caramelizing an onion increase its non-dietary fiber carbohydrates?

I'm on a low-carb diet and would like to know if caramelizing an onion increases its carbohydrate content. I'm primarily interested in "net carbs," so dietary fiber that's converted to sugar would ...
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How can I make coffee syrup with caramel taste?

I have seen several recipes for coffee syrup, but none of them with a simple caramel taste. Is getting the caramel taste as easy as using brown sugar instead of white sugar, or do I need to find some ...
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Can overcooked caramel be harmful?

Ok, here's the situation. I put a pan of water and sugar on a medium high flame and went away. Some time later I found a smoldering black mass overflowing the pan. It took some time to clean up (...
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How do you control the caramelization of sugar?

How do you control sugar caramelization?
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How to get “burned” effect on cheesecake?

I've eaten hot cheesecake in restaurant. It looked like the cheesecake was properly baked and then only a slice of it, which was going to the plate, was fried or baked or I don't know what so it was ...
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Best way to dissolve caramelized sugar

I have a chocolate syrup recipe that calls for around 1 cup of sugar and 3 cups of water. I have found that the recipe turns out better if I caramelize the sugar. However, when I add the water to the ...
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Does Splenda caramelize?

Hey y'all - do any of you know if splenda caramelizes and melts like regular sugar? My parents are doing a low-carb, low-sugar diet and I'd love to surprise them with some diet-friendly hard candies. ...
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How to brown the sugar for pumpkin flan?

I've made pumpkin flan from the following recipe http://www.rachaelraymag.com/Recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipes/mucho-gusto-latin-recipes/Pumpkin-Flan I follow the instructions to a tee: "In a ...
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Should my chicken sit in liquid as it roasts, or not?

For the last chicken I roasted, I used this recipe, slightly modified. The biggest modification was that I added liquid to the pan, it was eyeballed but let's say I used about 1/2 to 1 cup total of a ...
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Sautéing vs Frying vs Caramelizing — what's the difference?

What's the difference between sautéing, frying, and caramelizing? When I cook chopped onions in a pan with oil until they are brown and have a slightly sweet taste, which of the above is the correct ...