Recipe of the Week – Fleur de Sel Caramels

December 11, 2012 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

(from the Misc Collection at emealsforyou.com)

Fleur de Sel Caramels

Fleur de Sel Caramels

It’s time to begin to make the sweet treats that always bring smiles to young and old at Christmastime.  I haven’t made these in a couple of years but remember what a hit they were.  These are really easy to make but require a little attention as you approach the high heat point.  We wrapped them in pieces of parchment paper; but this year I found some candy wrappers that will add a festive look to the caramels.

Fleur De Sel Caramels

Recipe Summary
Complexity: Easy
Serves: 12
Category: Misc
Meal: other (General)
0.5 cup sugar, granulated
0.25 cup corn syrup, light
1.5 cups cream, heavy
5 Tb butter, unsalted
1.5 tsp fleur de sel , sea salt
0.5 tsp vanilla

Line the bottom of an 8 X 8 baking pan with parchment paper; brush lightly with vegetable oil. In a large, heavy pot combine the sugar, corn syrup, and ½ cup of water; heat to a boil over med-high heat. Continue until the caramel is a golden color. Don’t stir; swirl the pan to mix.
Add the cream, butter and all but ½ tsp of the salt to a separate pot and simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
When to caramel is a rich brown ( careful not to get it too dark) add the cream mixture. Use caution as it will boil up. Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon and cook on medium for 5 -10 minutes; until 248 on a candy thermometer. Carefully pour into the prepared baking pan and refrigerate until firm; sprinkle remaining salt on top.
Cut candy into 1 x 1 pieces, wrap in parchment paper and store in frig.

Along with these wonderful caramels you can find other holiday treats like, Hazelnut Toffee and White Chocolate Peppermint Bark at emealsforyou.com.

 

 

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