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By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

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There are two ways to make caramel: melt the sugar on its own and then add hot water, or cook heavy syrup until it turns to caramel.

The disadvantage of the first method is that to make sauce you have to undergo the sometimes dangerous process of adding liquid to hot sugar. The disadvantage of the second is that if there are grains of sugar on the side of the pan and they fall down into the bubbling sugar, the syrup can crystallize and then yo