Basic Caramel

Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 Cup

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Cooking

Cooking

By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

Many recipes for caramel insist that you combine the sugar with water before heating it But because the water has to evaporate completely for the sugar to caramelize, this is a waste of time. Instead, put the sugar in the pan, put it directly on the heat, and stir until it turns deep red. Caramel syrup and caramel sauce are easily fashioned from this basic caramel.