Homemade Caramels

We've been big fans of Alton Brown's show Good Eats for some time. Albeit, disappointed fans since the show's no longer on. But we have acquired his three cookbooks and Caleb thought he'd like to try his hand at making homemade caramels.



The first batch cooked too high and too quickly. Primarily due to the fact that we don't have a heavy enough pan. Nothing like the smell of burnt sugar. Blech.

Caleb enjoyed stirring and playing with the bad batch. He stuck it in the frig so it would harden quicker and we could toss it.


Then the pan had to be washed so he could start batch #2.


Looking much better.


Much, much better. Caramels were never meant to be black.


I wasn't sure how they would be sea salt on them, but that was what the recipe called for, so that's what he did. They're really not too bad. In fact, looking at how quickly they're being eaten, I'd say they were a big hit.


I actually cut my little square into about eight tiny pieces. That stuff is brutal on the teeth! But they are super tasty. I suspect we'll see those being made again sometime in the near future.


Anonymous said...

How fun! Next time, he'll have to save me a taste. :-)

Jennifer said...

I love this idea! My daughter was involved in a homeschool co-op class where they made one of the Good Eats recipes each week. They'd watch the episode of the show and then head to the church kitchen to cook. She had such a great time in that class. I'll have to look up his book and maybe my kids can make some of those recipes at home too!

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