Caramel Experiment

There was a post on Facebook suggesting an easy way to make powdered caramel from sugar was to bake sugar in the oven at a relatively low temperature for a long time.   I hypothesised that it should therefore be possible to do it in the slow cooker.

I decided to try.  I have a container of sugar that has been sitting in the cupboard over a year, as I rarely use sugar except in baking – and I haven’t been doing much of that.  Turning it into caramel seemed like a good idea.  I could maybe find a use for caramel.

Slow cooked caramel:

Two days on low. Result:  Warm sugar.

Two days on high. Result: Warmer sugar.

One day on Reheat. Result. A black mess of burnt-tasting toffee.  Very difficult to clean out of the pot.   Damn.

Conclusion:  Probably not the best way to make caramel.

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Epic Fail.

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About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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One Response to Caramel Experiment

  1. Pilgrim33 says:

    Thank’s for the laugh.

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