classic vanilla caramels

  • 1¼ cups (310ml) double thick cream
  • 2½ cups (550g) white (granulated) sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (350g) golden syrup

 

  1. Line a lightly greased 20cm square tin with non-stick baking paper. Place the cream, sugar, butter, vanilla and golden syrup in a large saucepan over high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to the boil. Reduce heat to medium, insert a sugar (candy) thermometer, and cook, without stirring, for about 9–15 minutes or until the temperature reaches 124°C (255°F) (see note, page 140). Set aside to cool for 
5 minutes, before carefully pouring the hot caramel into the prepared tin. 
  2. Set aside to cool, at room temperature, for 8 hours or overnight, or until firm. Slice to serve. Makes 20.
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donna hay team

Hi Anna, in that case, it is best to try and look for a cream that has a 48% fat content. Happy cooking! The DH team x

Anna-Maija Andersson

Hi! We do not have double cream here in the Netherlands, what could I use instead?greetings Anna

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