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Caramel: The Queen of Gooey Good Stuff

Post by News Tribune Staff on Oct. 12, 2007 at 10:58 am | No Comments »
October 12, 2007 10:58 am

Does the post below taste bitter? Yeah, well … Here’s a sweet thing I’ve been working on from home: caramel.

It’s amazing what sugar does when it gets hot. Add butter and cream and a shot of vanilla and — wow.

Besides trying to figure out how to pronounce the word — do you say “care-uh-mel” or “car-mull”? — here are a few things I’m doing with the gooey good suff this weekend in advance of my deadline on Tuesday.

Chocolate-dipped caramels, on my deck.

Caramel paste baskets, on my deck.

Want to see why you need to be safe when working with molten sugar? Click below.

A “heat-resistant” spatula, broken in two by hot sugar, on my stove.

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