Recipes With Caramel
There are so many ways to eat and cook with caramel but my favorite is the simplest, homemade vanilla ice cream with a nice warm caramel sauce!!!
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What is Caramel?
Caramel is a medium to dark-orange confectionery product made by heating a variety of sugars. It can be used as a flavoring in puddings and desserts, as a filling in bonbons, or as a topping for ice cream and custard.Source: Wikipedia – Caramel
The process of caramelization consists of heating sugar slowly to around 170 °C (340 °F). As the sugar heats, the molecules break down and re-form into compounds with a characteristic color and flavor.
A variety of candies, desserts, toppings, and confections are made with caramel: brittles, nougats, pralines, flan, crème brûlée, crème caramel, and caramel apples.
Ice creams sometimes are flavored with or contain swirls of caramel.