background preloader

Candy, Condiments and Confectionary

Facebook Twitter

Apple Cider Caramels - Annie's EatsAnnie's Eats. For some people, apple cider caramels are one of those essential fall things, conjuring up memories of past trips to orchards, fall festivals and such.

Apple Cider Caramels - Annie's EatsAnnie's Eats

I had actually never heard of them until a few years ago, but anything involving caramel is sure to pique my interest, and they certainly did intrigue me. Given that I already have another classic caramel recipe that I adore, I wasn’t immediately sold on the cider caramels. Mainly I wondered – can you actually taste the cider, or is it simply included to make it fall-appropriate? It is a pet peeve of mine when a recipe includes an ingredient simply for the sake of making it popular or seasonal. Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels Recipe. Salted Honey and Chocolate Bark Recipe. Salted Butter Caramels Recipe. Instructions Lightly coat an 8x8" baking pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper leaving a 2” overhang on all sides.

Salted Butter Caramels Recipe

Place cream in a small saucepan and scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add pod. Heat over medium heat until cream just begins to steam, about 5 minutes; remove from heat and let cool slightly; remove vanilla pod. Fit a small saucepan with thermometer and bring sugar, corn syrup, and ¼ cup water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil, swirling pan occasionally and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush, until thermometer registers 350° and mixture turns a deep amber color, about 5 minutes.

Remove caramel from heat and whisk in butter, a little at a time, until smooth. DO AHEAD: Caramels can be made 5 days ahead. "Snickers" Bars Recipe. Dirt Cheap Halloween Ideas. One of our favorite "Tastes of Fall" are caramel apples and candy apples.

Dirt Cheap Halloween Ideas

The only problem is, I'm not a kid anymore and I couldn't begin to devour an entire Caramel or Candy apple without feeling nauseous afterward. These delicious bites are perfect for parties, they're easy to handle and easy to prepare. First, You'll need a couple Large firm apples. We used Granny Smith. Granny smith have a tendency to be a bit let juicy than other types, which also helps the caramel to stick. Press down gently on the apple to slightly flatten the bottom. Carefully insert a pretzel stick into the apple bites. Roll the cut area of the apple in powdered sugar, set aside. To Make Candy Apples: Combine the following in a saucepan over med-high heat: 1 c. (In the photo to the left we actually used dark corn syrup because it was all I had on hand. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat add 1/2 tsp Cinnamon OR 5-7 drops of cinnamon oil. They are ready to serve within 15 minutes.

Coconut Brigadeiros Recipe - NYT Cooking.

Marshmallows

Use a Slow Cooker to Make This Dulce de Leche Recipe. Close your eyes and think of the thickest, richest, sweetest and yet most complex caramel you can imagine.

Use a Slow Cooker to Make This Dulce de Leche Recipe

There. You've just conjured dulce de leche. Translating roughly as "candy made of milk," dulce de leche is sweetened condensed milk that has been cooked down to a thick, caramel-like consistency. When I lived in Argentina (where dulce de leche is a national specialty), I encountered it at almost every corner store. (My favorite was the repostero version, an even thicker, more reduced style.) Back in the States, I discovered that dulce de leche was a little harder to find.

Thus I felt I only had one choice: I'd have to learn to make dulce de leche myself. It's more than possible to make dulce de leche all on your own, with just one ingredient: a can of sweetened condensed milk. And even if you do it right, you’ve made a caramel sauce that, at the end of the day, has a slightly tinny flavor from being cooked in the can. Who's got time for any of that? Here's how to do it: BBC Food - Recipes - Cheat's salted caramel sauce.