Oh it's my favorite time of year! It's time to bake Santa's cookies! I would like to take the next couple weeks and share with you some of my families favorites. I have discovered some new ones too that are sure to become family favs.
Every year I make caramel. Two huge batches of caramel. Throughout this last year I have seen a recipe for microwave caramel which cuts the whole cooking time down to nothing! This can't possibly work.... microwave caramel..... gaw...no way! But the thought of not standing over a hot stove for hours stirring drew me in. So I made 6 batches of this yesterday, which equals about 3 batches of my usual recipe. It is a wonderful recipe and it didn't scorch!
|Every microwave is a little different when it comes to wattage.|
My mom's microwave required about 10 minutes of cooking time. You may
have to play with the time a little bit.
Your caramel mixture will turn a 'golden' color when it's ready.
|Caramel cuts beautifully when you use a pizza cutter to cut it!|
This is a dangerous stage in the whole caramel process.
Be prepared to try out several pieces. Especially the odd
or too small to wrap bits..... this is soooooooo good!
|I like to wrap my caramel in pretty wax papers.|
Homemade caramel makes a wonderful gift packed in a pretty box. Another cute idea is to
fill a coffee mug up with caramel and pair it with a cute holiday mug rug! Your family and friends with love this holiday candy.