Dessert

How to Make Salted Caramels

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April 15, 2011

In the video below, Bianca Henry, the uber-organized Culinary Director of The Today Show, shows Amanda & Merrill a very simple way to make a basic butter caramel -- delicious alone, salted, or stuck on a stick (like a Sugar Daddy -- remember those? Or dip them in chocolate and voilà, a Sugar Mama!). No thermometers here, folks -- we're going on looks and looks alone.

Have fun with Bianca's recipe for Firm Caramel -- for many wonderful caramel things! To view, save, and print Bianca's recipe, go here and for a video tip on how to melt chocolate for those Sugar Mamas, sans double boiler, go here.

This week's video was once again shot and edited by filmmaker Elena Parker

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11 Comments

rotwood April 23, 2011
Can you use Lyle's Golden Syrup in place of the corn syrup?
 
helicopterina April 16, 2011
i made them today and the 13 yr old (who is never hesitant to call 'em like he sees 'em) said they were fantastic. i loved the flavor...texture-wise they're a bit on the soft and goopy side and look totally homemade...but those are all positives in my book. tasted a lot like the sugar daddy candies i remember from childhood that are referenced in the video.
 
Eanbay April 16, 2011
I'm one who thinks that a salted caramel is the closest mankind has ever come to perfection.
 
boulangere April 16, 2011
Oh yeah!
 
Emily F. April 16, 2011
Yum. Also delicious alongside after-diner coffee (or in it).<br /><br />http://scrambledpreservedfriedcured.wordpress.com/
 
latoscana April 16, 2011
Wonderful recipe and demonstration!
 
helicopterina April 16, 2011
this looks truly fantastic and so easy. going to try right now... (and still thrilled about the no-thermometer thing).
 
boulangere April 15, 2011
Dangerous, very dangerous. I am afraid I would eat the entire batch in one sitting, then make more. But I think I'm up to the challenge.
 
Burnt O. April 15, 2011
Oh - I'm going to try this with my nieces at Easter next weekend!
 
BklynFoodieGal April 15, 2011
wow that was so easy! I've got to try this at home. : )
 
Bevi April 15, 2011
You make this look so easy - it is confidence-instilling!