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Cream Caramels – Guest Blogger – Don Harker

December 30, 2018

Don’s Cream Caramels

My favorite time to bake and cook is at Xmas.   The cream caramels are favourites of our children and grand children. Over the years I have experimented with my recipe until I came up with the following: 

Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar, Pinch of salt, 2 cups syrup – either Rogers Golden Syrup or Lyle’s Golden Syrup, 2 cups heavy cream, 1 cup butter (cut into about 1/2 inch dice)1 teaspoon vanilla or 1 tablespoon rum.  I suggest you invest in an instant reading thermometer that will read up to at least 300 degrees.

Making the Caramel: Boil sugar, salt, 1 cup of the cream and syrup to 245 degrees (firm ball,) stirring occasionally. At 245 degrees gradually add butter and balance of cream so that mixture remains at the boil. Stir constantly and cook at rolling boil to 242 degrees (firm ball.) The mixture will begin to stick to the bottom of the pan at the last stages. Remove from heat and add vanilla or rum.  Stir and pour into a shallow well buttered parchment covered pan. Cool before cutting into squares. 

Prepare to Eat: I have cut the caramel into rectangles and wrapped them individually in parchment paper.  You can also use wax paper.  At other times I have also let them cool a little and used them as a base for Turtles.  

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Penny Peters permalink
    December 30, 2018 6:40 pm

    I can vouch for the creamy delicious of these yummy treats!

  2. Lexa Shaw permalink
    December 31, 2018 12:33 am

    They sound really yummy. Needed this before Christmas, when calories don’t count!

  3. Kathie Kerler permalink
    December 31, 2018 12:58 am

    Oooo, Turtles. How do you make those?! The addition of chocolate makes caramel so much yummier.

    • January 1, 2019 12:40 am

      Take some caramel out of the fridge to soften. Place approx.1 tablespoon of softened caramel (for each turtle) on a piece of waxed paper. Place 4 or 5 cashews in a star shape on top of the caramel. Pour melted chocolate over top. Voila – a Turtle. They might be ready for a New Year’s treat. Don!

  4. December 31, 2018 11:42 pm

    Looks delicious! Too bad I don’t eat these anymore.

  5. January 1, 2019 7:14 am

    We’ll save some for the next class for your husband!

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