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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Caramel. The Homemade Kind. A Tutorial.

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You all want to see some tutorials on here. :) Well, here we go.
This one isn't in the sewing room, however. It's done in the kitchen, and it is SO easy! Ready?

Here are my step by step [mostly] instructions on making HOMEMADE Caramel... I made it to put on popcorn last night for movie night, so popcorn is included in this tutorial...


I popped popcorn old school style [of course you can use microwave popcorn if you'd prefer]

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Follow the instructions on the popcorn kernel bag on the how to's of popping them into delicious puffs... It normally starts with some oil...

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Putting in the kernels...

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Watch the fun start! They pop and pop. And when they're done, I spread the popcorn on a cookie sheet covered in Parchment paper [wax paper would be fine as well]...

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OK! Now the fun part!! Listen carefully, because Caramel can be ruined! I had to remake mine last night, because I ruined it. But I will tell you how to avoid that...

Start by pouring about 2 cups of sugar in a pan.

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Turn your burner on high...

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IMPORTANT! DO NOT LEAVE AT ANY POINT! ALWAYS STAY WITH YOUR SUGAR!

No need to add anything else to your sugar. But, while you are there, get another pan. Put about 1 cup of milk and 1tsp of butter in a pan. DO NOT BOIL. Just heat up. I forgot to do this last night when I redid it which will make more work for yourself. So, just get the milk and butter hot, but not boiling.

You will start to notice the sugar melting. It should look like this...

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Start moving your sugar around the pan more and more frequently. When it starts to look like this.... add the milk and butter mixture... [I forgot to show the milk part... I messed up at first, remember? LOL!]

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Stir CONSTANTLY until you get a smooth consistency. Like this...

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Turn off the burner. Immediately start dribbling the smooth yummy luscious brown caramel over the popcorn... [unless you're using it for something else. ;) ]

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Enjoy!!!


WARNINGS:

DO NOT TOUCH THE CARAMEL RIGHT AFTER IT'S COOKED! IT WILL CLING TO YOUR SKIN AND BURN LIKE A SON OF A GUN! I HAVE A BLISTER TO PROVE IT! :) ACCIDENTS HURT, PEOPLE! LOL!!

DO NOT FORGET TO ADD THE MILK AND SUGAR AS I DID THE FIRST GO ROUND. UNLESS YOU PLAN ON MAKING PULLED SUGAR... IF YOUR "CARAMEL" LOOKS DARK AND STRINGY LIKE THIS...

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DO NOT USE IT. IT GETS ROCK HARD AND DOESN'T TASTE ALL THAT GREAT. I PROMISE. ;)

This recipe is very simple, and it's DELICIOUS, if made correctly. If you have questions, feel free to email me. And PLEASE tell me if you made this!! I want to see! :)


XOXO,

Shealynn





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6 comments:

Amanda said...

Looks yummy! I will try this for our next movie night. I will try to remember to take pics for you before we chow it down. ;) Thanks for the how-to!

Polka Dot Moon said...

I SOOOOO want some of that! Looks fabulous :)

Can you cook it if you have an electric stove top? Crappy one at best!

Penelope Anne said...

yum! OMG! Thanks for this!!!

Celeste said...

That's looks delicious!! YUM!!
I bet adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract would be tasty too (:

Mommafo said...

Is there anything you can't do? :P

Needled Mom said...

How much milk and butter - or did I miss that somewhere? It looks yummy.