Ok… I know. First there was the chicken soup recipe on a fashion, photo, creativity etc. blog, which seemed strange. But since doing the “I Love Candies” fashion editorial, I thought I would follow along those lines with this recipe for those of you willing to give it a try…
This was one of THE best recipe’s I’ve ever used. I would cook it a little less than the recipe said, and use it in home made turtles type confectionery. Folks could not get enough of it. Truly and totally delicious!!! Just use real butter in this recipe. It’s not worth the 1 hr. it takes to cook if your going to ruin it with Margarine.
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Cream
1 cup Butter (Only use real butter)
1 3/4 c. corn syrup (I used White) or Sirop de Sucre de Canne
1 t. Vanilla
Mix sugar, butter, syrup and 1 cup cream in fairly large saucepan. Bring to boil and while still boiling, add slowly the remaining cup of cream (This is called slacking back the batch. I’m not sure exactly why it’s so important to do this. But it never worked if I tried to do it any other way, plus it would almost overflow the pan.)
Continue boiling until mixture forms firm ball in cold water. (I’d cook until a soft ball, depending on the use my caramel would be put to… Folks loved it softer) Remove from stove, add vanilla, and pour into pans to set. Cut and wrap in waxed paper (if cooked to firm)
I stored mine in clean, air-tight containers for about 3 or 4 days, after which time the flavours had mellowed, and it was right to use. I poured chocolate circles onto waxed paper, arranged Pecans in the circle while the chocolate was still warm, dripped the caramel over the pecans with a tiny baby spoon, let it cool a bit, then spooned more chocolate over the top. VERY delicious, but you need to get the crafting chocolate from your grocery store, not melted chocolate chips, as they require tempering and make a real mess. Get Candy Coating from a craft store, or your neighbourhood grocery store in the bulk bins and use that (melted in the microwave with nothing higher than defrost power settings for a minute or so at a time maximum).
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