Caramel Colouring

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By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

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Island cooks usually make their own caramel colouring from local brown sugar, or rub sugar direct into the meat before searing.


To make the caramel

  • 1 lb. island sugar, or use granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water


Combine the sugar and water in a heavy saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar is dark brown, stirring from time to time. Add ¾ pint cold water, bring to the boil, stir and simmer until the caramel has the consistency of syrup. Cool and bottle. Be careful not to let the caramel burn as it wi