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Last year around Christmas, I decided that I was going to make a dessert that called for Caramel. Thinking that it was going to be as easy as microwaving pizza, I attempted to make my own batch. Yeah, that unplanned plan turned out to be a flop. I burned the first and second batches and the third turned out to be the consistency of large rocks. The next logical step was to make a scene in front of my husband which might or might not have involved tears and I desperately begged him to fix it for me (even though he had never attempted to make caramel). He got it right the first time. At that moment I vowed to never ever try that recipe again.

Yesterday, I made Guinnness Cupcakes and wanted to drizzle them with caramel. I looked at a lot of recipes but this one was the one that made most sense to me. It turned out great! It also tastes just like Werther’s Original.


Recipe here: [link]
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FurryXXI-02 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that is so good!
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HeartBreakEmoKid Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Flour of Salt haha :D My french still needs some work but I love caramel.. And from what I understood really is that this caramel has salt in it? Intersting... :P
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maytel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Yep, it's a salty caramel.
Fleur = flower. Fleur de Sel is a kind of sea salt: [link]
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HeartBreakEmoKid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
it's a wet salt is what my french chef would say :) it's only something to put on for finishing touches :D Fleur de Sel would be great for fish and other meats but I think Sel gris would be best for something such as.. pre-sale lamb :D
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maytel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Wet salt? strange..
I have seen lots of chefs use Fleur de Sel on on sweets. :)
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HeartBreakEmoKid Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
well that's what our chef's say around here :) should be slightly wet. If not, then it's not fleur de sel :D and I wanna taste a fusion of something sweet and salty (not popcorn)
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maytel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
so.. my dry jar of fleur de sel is not real? according to your chef?
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HeartBreakEmoKid Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
it's what he told me actually.. Because I've seen pictures of his fleur de sel and it looks clumped up and wet. And all of the fleur de sel he posted that day all looked wet O.O
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maytel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I understand, but it does dry when it's not in the sea anymore. LOL!
plus, all of the cooking shows I watch that use fleur de sel use it when it's dry. No matter :)
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Talty Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
It looks delicious, and again beautiful photo :love:
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maytel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thanks :)
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Talty Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem ^^
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ClaraLG Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Photographer
OMG! Je peux mourrir pour du caramel au beurre salé haha :D
Et la photo est top :)
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maytel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
merci!! j'ai pourtant eu beaucoup de difficulté avec la photos, comment poser du caramel?!
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ClaraLG Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Je comprend ouais, moi j'ai essayer y'à une ou deux semaine de faire des photos du mien, je voulais le prendre quand je le versais dans son pot mais toute seule j'ai pas réussi à un résultat top :/
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maytel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
oui, j'ai essayé ça aussi. C'est pour ça que j'ai décidé de faire un dégat et de prendre la photo lol
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moofestgirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There's one you can make with a can on sweetened condensed milk, you just cover it with water in a pot and boil it for 2.5 to 3 hours, and when it's finally finished it's caramel! lol I've always wanted to try it xp
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maytel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I think that makes dulce de leche though right?
It's not exactly the same thing but It sure is tasty :)
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Talty Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Yup I confirm that's a way to produce dulce the leche :)
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moofestgirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I looked it up and the links were a mix of dulce de leche and caramel. But I guess it is technically ducle de leche xp
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claremanson Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that looks amazing and i love the photo!
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maytel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
thank you!
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munchinees Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Werther's Original you say? Hmm.. shall try out this recipe pronto! :hungry:

Love your photo.. So simple/minimalist yet it's making me drool all over my keyboard and making my mind going on rampant mode thinking of a 1001 ways I can do with caramel. Omgyum!
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maytel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Yeah, that's what my husband and I thought when we had a taste. You just have to make sure to stop to from boiling before it becomes amber. Just when it's golden. The more amber it gets the more bitter it becomes.

Thanks for the feedback, it was a rainy day and I didn't know how to photograph it but I'm happy with the minimalist result :)
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munchinees Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Yeah.. that's always the tricky part when doing caramel. Will keep that in mind. :)

:nod: It's beautifully executed. ^^
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maytel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
thank you! ;)
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