Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Apple Cider Salted Caramels...
These are NOT caramels! I overcooked my mixture by just a smidge and ended up with Apple Cider Salted Hard Candy. It is still delicious! At Thanksgiving my Daughter-in-Love made the most delicious Apple Cider Salted Caramels. Soft and chewy and so delicious.
So...I wanted to make them.
She gave me the link to Smitten Kitchen and the recipe. Click here for your recipe. I gathered my ingredients and got to cooking. All was going well until...I almost reduced all of the apple cider. It looked like I had foam only but I continued. These are very easy to make...if you pay attention.
I poured my cooked batch into my prepared pan. It looked amazing. I let it sit to cool off. And this is when I discovered I must have overcooked it by just a smidge. My caramels are not soft and cannot be cut with an oiled knife! Ruined! I was very sad. Mr. C to my rescue. He suggested I break it up with a hammer.
I took my hard rock slab and a clean kitchen towel to his workshop. Then I got his big heavy hammer and began to break pieces. No need to wrap these delicious jewels in parchment paper. They are in a container and ready for my pleasure. These pieces merely melt in my mouth! I am not going to waste them...since I love sugar and all candy. Yes, I will try to make the real caramels in the future. For now I am enjoying the yummy flavor of my Apple Cider Salted Hard Candy.
We have been having some rain. So refreshing and the hills are the most divine green colors. My prayers continue for everyone across our Nation who are experiencing radical weather. It is unbelievable that Highway 101 remains closed in the Santa Barbara/Montecito area of California.
January days are going by so quickly I just cannot keep up. So I shall remain Mindful of each and every hour...even if I have no idea what day it is.
Creative Bliss and Valentine HeArts to each of you my dears...<3