I made candy! I made candy!
I was so proud of myself this weekend because I made homemade caramel candies for the first time! I now know what the hard ball stage is - that's right my fellow home chefs. This is my first recipe participating in the blog group Sweet Melissa Sundays (SMS). This particular recipe was chosen by Carmen of Baking is my Zen. You will not see the full recipe listed on my blog but it is on hers. I only provide pictures, but darn good ones!
This recipe had very few ingredients which is always a plus but it did require a candy thermometer, which I had to buy. No biggie - I don't think you can ever have too many kitchen tools (although Shaun might not agree with that statement). Basically the only thing to do in this recipe was to combine all the ingredients into one pot and let cook until it reaches 250 degrees. Since I have never made candy before, I had no idea how long that would take... turns out it takes roughly 25-30 minutes.
If you like baking, you really should buy this amazing cookbook, The Sweet Melissa Baking Book. I am sad that this blog group has already gone through more than half of Melissa's recipes from the book because I missed out BUT I will finish out strong now that I am a member!
I think that this candy tastes just like a Werther's Original and Grandma used to eat those, so I am happy with the way they turned out! Tutti Mangia!