Friday, October 31, 2008

FO: Homemade Caramel Sauce

Ever since I read this post about homemade caramel sauce, I've been obsessed with the idea of making some. Even though I bake a lot and am a decent cook, I avoid candy making, because of some sort of candy-thermometer-fear. Well, despite the fact that homemade caramel sauce involves melting sugar, it doesn't use a thermometer. In fact, the melted sugar can apparently also melt thermometers!

So - tonight I did it!

I melted sugar, which isn't pretty at first

melting sugar

but smoothes out quickly.

melted sugar

Once it's dark and smells a little like burnt sugar (but not too burnt!) you add butter, which makes it foam up,

adding butter to melted sugar

before you remove it from the heat and add the cream, which makes it foam up even more. I was a little bit busy stirring, so I didn't get a picture of that step.

The entire process took about 15 minutes!

The final product is very yummy -- I'll try to remember to take a picture of it when I put it to use!

homemade caramel sauce


Chris said...

It looks divine! I should dig out my grandma's (shockingly easy) recipe for caramel rolls sometime and share it. Not that I can eat them (one of the ingredients would be hard to find gluten free), but dang, it's a recipe that tastes GOOD.

Helen said...

That's more tempting than I should know about -- it sounds pretty easy!

Bezzie said...

It is so easy isn't it? NOw you have to tell us what you put it on!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm still terrified of making pies; I don't think I'm ready for the caramel sauce. (Unless we can make it together at Christmastime? I could probably handle that! )

Amysatx said...

Mmmmmmm...that looks so good! It would make for a nice homemade gift as well!

Anonymous said...

That looks great. I could likely eat it from a spoon

Steven said...

Man, for an apple with a popsicle stick stuck in it right now...Looks delish!