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Is there any way to save slightly burnt caramel?

I was making a salted caramel topping with heavy cream mixed in. There's a *slightly* burnt flavor, but noticeable enough to me. Any way I can save it? Or do I just have to start over?

asked by bonappetitfoodie over 4 years ago
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hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

I'd start over, or call it burnt sugar salted caramel or some such. Hopefully someone will have some advice for salvaging it.

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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

If you don't like the flavor, I think your best option is to start over. Sorry!

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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 4 years ago

Unfortunately, the third answer is not a charm: start over. Sugar goes from caramel to scorched in the blink of an eye, which I'm guessing you've already figured out.

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added over 4 years ago

No. I have tried and failed. It never works and I always have to start over.