Trouble with Homemade caramel, please help!
I followed a recipe for homemade caramel exactly as it was written in the cookbook; 2 1/4 cups brown sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup, 1 cup butter, 1 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk, 1 tsp vanilla. melt butter, add in corn syrup, sw. cnd. milk, and sugar, cook over medium until it reaches 248F then remove from heat and stir in vanilla. I poured it into a baking pan and let it cool for about an hour. It tastes fantastic but the texture is all wrong.
It isn't somewhat hard like store bought caramels, its like a wet taffy almost. Not to mention its oozing oil from the butter added in. What could I have done wrong or what should I change next time?