This is my favourite caramel recipe. I have been using it with almost all my cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, desserts etc for a long time. Its super delicious and easy to make.
I know that many people have a fear of making caramels but trust me on this one, after the first few times you make it, you will see how easy and perfect the caramel is that you will be able to make it with your eyes closed!
Although there are many ways to make caramels, i have found that this one is the tastiest, goes best will all treats and is easy to make. I have taken step by step pictures to show how it is done.
You start by placing the sugar, vinegar and water into a medium sauce pan and stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Once sugar has dissolved, it will start to bubble.
Boil on medium high heat until colour starts to change into a golden amber colour.
After about 9 minutes, the colour will change. Swirl pan occasionally to mix. Try not to stir or whisk.
Keep boiling for a couple of minutes more to darken in colour.
As soon as colour has reached this lovely golden colour, add in the pieces of cut up butter.
Add chopped butter while whisking fast. Take care because it will bubble vigorously.
Whisk until butter has dissolved.
Take off heat and add in cream while whisking fast. Careful it will bubble again. If clumps do happen to appear, place back on heat until caramel melts.
Stir until cream has all melted and caramel is smooth.
Cool 3 minutes and add in vanilla extract to taste. Whisk and cool. Caramel will thicken as it cools.
Pour caramel into a container and cool.
So good I ate half of it with a spoon before even having a chance to use it!
Classic Caramel Recipe
This recipe is great for all treats, I use it with my cupcakes, brownies, cookies and more.