Soft Candy Caramel
2 cups light Corn Syrup
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar
2 cups Heavy Cream
2/3 cups Condensed Milk
1/2 cup unsalted Butter, room temp,cut into cubes
2 teaspoons pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
Lightly spray a 9" square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray
and line it with foil, allowing the foil to just overhang the sides
Lightly coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium saucepan, gently stir together the corn syrup and sugars,
along with 1/4 cup water. Set the saucepan over low heat and continue
to stir gently until the sugars are dissolved.
Once the sugars are dissolved, clip
a candy thermometer to the side of the pan,
turn the heat up to medium high,
and wait for the mixture to reach 240-245 degrees.
This should take about 7 minutes.
You do not want to exceed 250 degrees.
Watch your temperature carefully.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir together the cream
and the condensed milk and set over medium heat.
Gently warm the mixture, but don't let it boil.
Once the sugar mixture turns amber, remove it from the heat
and stir in the butter and warm milk mixture until completely combined.
Be careful about splattering; it may bubble up when you add
the milk mix. Place the pan back on medium heat,
stop stirring, and bring the mixture back to 245-250 degrees.
Remove the pan from heat, stir in the vanilla and the salt,
and pour the caramel into the prepared pan.
Allow the candy to set for 8 hours, or overnight.
Place a sheet of parchment over the caramel,
and invert it onto a cutting board. Remove the foil.
Spray a chefs knife with pan spray.
Cut the caramels into 1" by 1/2" pieces.
and wrap them in wax paper or candy papers.
Twist the ends of the papers to resemble old school candies.
Distribute with brio to friends and family.
This great recipe is from Baked Explorations
by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. We are baking
our way through this wonderful, tasty book.
We would love for you to join us!
Next recipe we will be making~Nutella Scones!! Yum!!
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