Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Candied Small Pox...
Noy-noy turned 27 this weekend, and to celebrate I made some caramel apples. I've made pralines and popcorn balls before, so I know a thing or two about dealing with caramel, but these threw me for a bit of a loop. The caramel was made from equal amounts of granulated sugar, brown sugar, dark karo syrup and heavy cream (I mixed some vanilla soymilk powder into regular soymilk), with Earth Balance and vanilla stirred in at the end.
My biggest hurdle was that the candy was supposed to come up to 275F, I used a candy thermometer, but the only way I could boil the syrup was in a big giant pot--it kept boiling over in smaller saucepans. I don't think I got a proper read on the thermometer, so the caramel came out waaay darker than it was supposed to, though it was still really tasty. The pox are weird though, huh? I have no idea what happened, but they appeared a few minutes after each apple was dunked.