Thursday, October 15, 2009

Carmels & Cream

One of my favorite flavors... autumn or otherwise is carmel.  Whether it is warm and soft, covering an apple, chewy between my teeth, or just hanging off the end of my finger... you get the picture... Believe it or not I have never made home made carmel apples except for the wrapple kind which personally I dont think count.  My kids were never really crazy about them and my teeth just are not what they used to be. Yet the desire for that warm rich flavor over took me this fall and I decided to make me some.

After looking at the recipe on the back of the carmel bag I realized that the simplicity of its preperation  was that for me not to do it would just be ridiculous.  Plus I wanted to make it while I was visiting my grand kids so I figured I would try it out at home first.... (Really I just wanted to eat some carmel... warm gooey carmel.. yummm) Sorry got a bit carred away there.

All I did was put the candies in a pan. Pour 2/3 cups of half and half in with it and slowly warm it on the stove, stirring it occasionally, making sure it didn't stick or that it was melting properly.. And did I say taste it.. Yes, I tasted the nice warm carmelly goo several times to make sure that it was melting properly... I tasted it again to make sure the consistency was right.  Of course the first time I tasted it it wasn't so I had to taste it a couple more times.. Well you get the picture. (again!!)
It turned out wonderful and not too bad the many many times I tasted it  before it was finished.  Needless to say this is a treat I will make again.  It worries me though.  Before I was able to keep myself away from my weakness by telling myself it was too much of a bother to prepare... Now that I know how easy it is... I will be sitting in some dark corner in the middle of the night with my finger in the bowl making those funny umm ummm ummmmmmmm sounds.  What can I say.. I Love Carmel..

10 comments:

Wendy Hawksley said...

I know some people who prefer caramel over chocolate. I never knew it was so popular! That sounds like a nice, cozy sort of treat.

Tammy said...

So far...the caramel candies in my Pumpkin candy dish have been my diet downfall...no one can eat just one...LOL!

Laurie said...

Yum ~ you know sometimes you just have to make something you crave even if your the only one who enjoys it!

Rue said...

I knew there was someway I could eat an apple a day! It would be no problem with this dip!

Lisa said...

mmmmmmm and now you're taking the rest of us with you. lol

Bridgett said...

Okay, I don't even like caramel that well, but that looks yummy!

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Gone Troppo said...

Too delicious !!!!

I love them, and have reminiscing feelings now reading your nice story. When i was about 7ish we were on a winter vacation in Switzerland and there was a stall near our hotel where they sold warm carmel which tasted as the best ever. I have never after that had any better ones, but plenty or too much of a bit less awesome ones.

Witchy Mom's Homeschool said...

MMmmMMMmmm...sounds great to me! I got 2 big bags a couple weeks ago-one for apples and eating just by the cube, and the other for making carmel applesauce (just melt the cubes into the sauce I think - if I remember the recipe correctly). Anyway, you're right, you can't eat just one!

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

Oh, yummy, one of my favorites. I'm so sorry I've gotten old and my teeth can't take it any more.

girlichef said...

mmmmmmmmm....I totally love me some caramels! They are so addicting. That ooey gooeyness of the warm caramel has me drooling! Nothing like some cool, crisp apples with some warm, gooey caramel.YUM :D