I catered desserts for Erin’s Christmas Party on Saturday. I have a few pictures to share. I didn’t actually go to the party, so these are just in my kitchen. Bob and I got to babysit Graham so Dani and David could go. Which do you think was more fun? Babysitting of course.
I made Salted Caramels and put them in little boxes that I got at World Market. The striped parchment paper was also from there. Dani made the Noel tags on her Cricket. The Caramels are not hard but are time consuming. You HAVE to have a candy thermometer to make them or you are just wasting your time. And you also HAVE to have the NEW NON STICK REYNOLDS ALUMINUM FOIL. If you use regular foil they will stick and you will spend hours peeling little pieces of foil off the caramel.
The ingredients are simple. But you stand and stir for 31 minutes. So get rid of all distractions and have all your ingredients and tools out before you start.
I will show you the end result first. Then you can decide if you want to tackle them. They are soooooo good. And really worth the effort. Be patient and let the candy thermometer get all the way to 257 degrees. No less, no more. Turn heat off immediately.
|Wrap caramels in wax paper cut into 4 X 4 squares.|
|I only put 2 per box.|
|A sweet little treat to send home with your guest.
Find Salted Caramels recipe here.