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Old 12-07-2007, 04:46 PM   #31
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how long does it take for the caramel to cool do you think? Do i need to put it in the fridge?
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:57 PM   #32
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You certainly won't hurt it putting it in there. Have you stuck a knife or anything in it to see how well set it is yet?
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:16 PM   #33
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I can hold the pan different ways and it seems to be a bit runny.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:22 PM   #34
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If you think it's not going to set up you can boil it some more, a little hotter.
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:17 PM   #35
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allllrighty.... it seems like it will work out very well. the caramel is now in the refrigerator. It's still really warm so I will bet that is why it is not set up yet. The caramel that was on the thermometer (candy thermometer) tasted really really good, and it had cooled down and had set up already. The consistency was certainly not liquidy; the consistency was more the consistency of syrupy peanut butter. It would keep its form but when I mashed it between my fingers I could mold it. However, not as solid as caramel cubes you buy from the store.

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Old 12-07-2007, 07:03 PM   #36
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No they are pretty chewy caramels.
Let me know how she likes them ok?
Glad I could be some help. Now I better make some for my husband!!!!
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Thanks to you both, I have enjoyed this thread, waiting to hear how they turned out and how the wife likes them.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:00 PM   #38
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she loves the flavor, but they're chewier than she would prefer. She's planning on using part of it (it made a lot) to put on some brownies.

To get it to stand up firmer, do I need to leave it boiling for a little longer, at a little hotter temperature? It seemed like between 240-245 degrees it was getting significantly thicker, somehow.... if I was to leave it on til about 250, how would that affect the results?
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:24 PM   #39
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Caramel is something you have to play with to get right. I'd try it again adding 2 degrees, if it's still too soft, go 2 more next time. It depends on climate / weather alot also. But once you get it right, write it down and they'll be great every time!
Sorry they didn't work a little better.
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thanks for everything! It was well worth the experience.
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