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Enjoy the taste of a cup of cappuccino in a rich homemade caramel.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
PS...I've been eating the 'samples' since I cut and wrapped the others for our church Christmas Bazaar. These are absolutely scrumptious, tender and buttery! One thing I'll change next time - some of the nuts on the bottom found their way to the top and most of them were imbedded in the hot caramel. Next time, I'll press them in on top instead and I'll bet they'll be perfect! A wonderful and delicious variation!
Just one point ... an 8: x 8" pan will not yield 64 - 1" pieces since the inside measurement of the pan is actually 7" x 7". Count on 49 - 1" pieces. Otherwise, I made these about an hour ago and, so far, they look and taste terrific. I was surprised, though, to see large bubbles rise to the surface during the initial cooling period. I poked them with a cake tester until they stopped rising - any idea why that happens? It didn't happen with your Aunt Emily's Soft Caramels or your Chocolate Caramels...I'd be interested in the difference. 244-245 degrees on a medium heat seems to be the right temperature for all of these according to my candy thermometer. I'm having a ball making these for our church Christmas Bazaar this weekend where I'll be running the Old Fashioned Country Store table. They all look great wrapped individually or in small organza drawstring bags with 2 per bag...a great kids' gift for Mom and Grandma. Can't wait!Happy Holidays, Everyone!Julie in the Berkshires
This were very tasty and pretty easy. They weren't super creamy, but mine weren't rock hard as I read in another review. I would use more pecans next time though, I didn't think it was enough to really get a good layer in the bottom of the pan.
To be on the safe side, I used a very high-quality, brand new candy thermometer as I cooked this candy. I followed every intruction to the letter. The candy cooled rock hard and bent the knife as I tried unsuccessfully to cut it. 242degreesF is just too hot for successful, creamy caramels. I am so disgusted I could cry! This was meant to be for company.
This is a great teacher's lounge gift. We made it, it was easy even if it takes awhile. Teachers loved the "grab and go" aspect!
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