Introduction: How to Make a Delicious Caramel (on Your First Attempt!)
I attempted to make this twice before getting it right as the sugar kept burning! Bad stove!
Anyway, on my third effort I mixed it when the melting sugar was getting dark in color and it worked fine - I ended up with a really nice caramel.
Lets get melting!
Step 1: Ingredients
To make the caramel you will need:
- 3/4 cup caster sugar
- 2/3 cup cream
- 100 grams butter
Step 2: Melting the Sugar
Pour the sugar into a pan and turn the heat on low. You will need to watch this the entire time as it can quickly burn. In the second photo you can see that it is starting to melt around the edges but in the third photo the melted sugar has begun to darken and we are ready to stir.
Step 3: Sugar
Using a wooden spoon gently stir the sugar around until it has melted, it should take around 5-10 minutes.
Step 4: Time to Add the Cream
Once the sugar has completely melted pour in the cream. Now the sugar will cling together due to the cooling effect of the cream and it will firm up like toffee, but keep stirring until it all melts together.
Step 5: Butter
Once the cream and sugar have come together nicely it is time to add the butter. Take the pan off the heat and then add the butter, just stir until the butter melts. Once the butter has melted it should be a runny consistency.
Step 6: Finished
Pour the caramel into a heat proof dish, cover with cling film and leave in the fridge over night. By morning it will have lightened in color and will be nice and thick. It's ready to use on all sorts of things - we used it in our delicious Walnut and Caramel Ice-Cream.
I hope you enjoy making this lovely caramel and find plenty of uses for it. Please share them with us!