- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 pod vanilla
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Caramel is a confectionary product which is traditionally made by heating sugar. It is used in puddings and desserts— ice creams, custards, etc as a flavoring agent. With its deliciously sweet and smoky taste, caramel can transform any dessert into a mouth-watering delight. You need not purchase caramel from the supermarket for making delicious homemade cakes and desserts when you can simply make some yourself with little effort. Here’s how to make lovely caramel for your holiday delights!
An occasional drizzle of caramel over desserts and puddings is easily welcome as a part of a healthy diet.
How to make Caramel
Note: When adding the cream, ensure you do so immediately without delay. When making caramel, ensure that it is not undercooked. Furthermore, take care to not overcook as well since this will make it bitte
Interestingly enough, caramelization is basically the process of removing water from sugar. This results in the isomerization and polymerization of sugar. The first use of caramel is believed to have been in the 17th century when it was used to make candies. Caramel is of two types: dry caramel and wet caramel. There’s even a salty version of caramel in addition to the traditional sweet variant!