I have been defeated by caramel. 6 times. Help me.

(10 Posts)
GrouchyKiwi Thu 03-Jul-14 22:18:52

How are you supposed to make it work? Some recipes say stir it when it starts melting, some say don't touch it. If I stir it crystallises, if I don't stir it burns.

I made caramel sauce beautifully a month ago. And now I cannot. What do I have to do?!

DaddyBeer Fri 04-Jul-14 21:19:30

Delia wink

HuevosRancheros Fri 04-Jul-14 22:10:37

If it's just sugar, you don't stir it.
I think if you using a sugar/water mixture, you do stir.

Or just see what Delia does wink

DaftSkunk Fri 04-Jul-14 22:12:35

I read this too quickly and thought it said defeated by camels. I can't help sorry but it did make me laugh grin.

bumpiesonamission Fri 04-Jul-14 22:14:23

Take a pregnancy test, my baking ability went up the spout when preggers, first symptom for me!!

If not then just go buy some, life's too short

Low heat don't stir until it starts bubbling (proper bubbles, not the little ones on the bottom). Or cheat and add a dash of golden syrup and, if you don't need it clear, a drop or ten of condensed milk too.

GrouchyKiwi Fri 04-Jul-14 23:39:49

Delia didn't help me. I shall have to resort to cheating.

bumpie Am 37 weeks along. Don't need a test! grin

RonaldMcDonald Fri 04-Jul-14 23:44:17

That sounds like a brilliant superhero name

DaddyBeer Sat 05-Jul-14 07:36:15

Sorry Grouchy..

rhihaf Mon 07-Jul-14 19:33:13

If you want caramel like's inside the chocolate bar, try this:
115g/4oz butter
115g/4oz soft dark brown sugar
397g/14oz can sweetened condensed milk
Put it all in a pan, keep stirring until the sugar's dissolved, then bubble until thickened. Stir as often as needed so it doesn't burn.

This is the Hairy Bikers' recipe and I've made it again and again. It's very sweet. Good luck!

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