The recipe of the soft caramels of Delices and Gourmandises
Eating some soft caramels that remind you your childhood, this is one of the little things in life that fills you with happiness. The simpler way to have some is to order some on Delices and Gourmandises website. But until your parcel is delivered, you can prepare your home and have some fun in the kitchen.
What you need for making your soft caramels:
For about 40 candies you will need:
– 250 g powdered sugar
– 80 g slightly salted butter
– 80 g Whole liquid cream
– 2 g Fleur de sel
– 1 vanilla bean
A cooking thermometer will be very useful
How to make the candies:
Respecting the quantities is one of the secret of these delicacies. The making of these soft caramels will take you about 45 minutes but you will have to wait for 2 or 3 hours until they cool.
So first, pour the sugar into a pan and add some water. Let it simmer. Avoid boiling by stirring regularly until the mix become blond. Split the vanilla along its length and scratch slightly the grains into the preparation. Mix well then remove from the heat.
Take 15 g of the butter and add to the caramel and mix well.
Pour the cream in a pan on the heat until it is warm and add it into the caramel. Heat until it reaches 180°C. Then let cool until 140°C then add the rest of the butter and the Fleur de sel.
Pour the caramel into a cooking frame you had oiled or in silicone molds and let cool for about 2 hours. Then (if you use a frame) oil a knife for cutting the caramel in the forms you want. Wrap your sweets in parchment paper then in small pieces of gift wrapping.
If you had fun making those candies, you can try to make others sweets of Delices and Gourmandises as the almond nougats, the bitter oranges or the brandied cherries. You will so always have something to serve to your guests when they come to visit you, and have some delicacies to eat just for pleasure.