Caramel - stir or leave it alone?

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Caramel - stir or leave it alone?

Post by Mummy woo! » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:05 pm

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Re: Caramel - stir or leave it alone?

Post by JennyD » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:31 pm

Depends what you are doing with it. When I make caramel slice I just combine the ingredients then put it on the base and bake, I also underbake the base first time round, because I am cooking the caramel a bit longer. I have never made it in a saucepan, because I only use it for caramel slice. That said I would definitely stir it as I cook it in a saucepan, it would stick to all of mine if I left it alone.

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Re: Caramel - stir or leave it alone?

Post by Baby Blue Eyes » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:51 pm

I tend to stir it as it can burn very easy. When I make fudge I let it stick slightly to the base of the pot (don't let it burn) and then stir the stuck bit throughout I find it gives it a stronger flavour
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Re: Caramel - stir or leave it alone?

Post by Mummy woo! » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:35 pm

Left it alone, then panicked and stirred it. Quite lumpy and awful but after a looooooong time stirring it was passable. Caramel is my nemesis.
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Re: Caramel - stir or leave it alone?

Post by keyfive » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:29 pm

Don't stir!! My chocolate making hubby is always yelling at the people on cooking shows that stir their caramel ;) He makes the best salted caramel for his chocolates btw!
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