The book: Artisan Caramels by Sandy Arevalo
The angle: All caramels, all the time. Go get yourself a pan.
Recipes for right now: Pumpkin Pie Caramels, Hot Chocolate Caramels, Tiramisu Caramels, Stout and Pretzel Caramels, Eggnog Caramels, French Toast Caramels with Bacon, Cinnamon Roll Caramels
Who would enjoy this book? Caramel lovers.
• Who wrote it: Sandy Arevalo
• Who published it: Front Table Books
• Number of recipes: Over 35
• Other highlights: If you're looking for me these next few weeks leading up to Christmas, you're likely to find me in the kitchen with this cookbook open on the counter. Sandy Arevalo goes way beyond salted caramels in this book. I mean, who wants plain old salted caramels when you could be making caramels that taste like French toast and are topped with a crumble of bacon? Or Earl Grey caramels that get their very own cookie crust? I'm in love.
Sandy's caramel-making technique is also intriguing. Rather than the two-step technique that I've always used, Sandy combines all the ingredients in the pot and cooks them ever-so-gently to just below the "firm ball" stage. No crazy bubbling-up of sugar syrup to deal with or worries about the temperature suddenly shooting past your mark. I'm very excited to give it a try.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Artisan Caramels by Sandy Arevalo
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