Dessert Dipping And Decorating With Caramel

Caramel is one of the dessert world’s greatest delights. It’s rich and creamy with a slight burnt sugar taste that can enhance any other flavor, especially chocolate, coffee, toffee and vanilla. But perhaps one of the best parts of caramel is its gorgeous amber color that can add a new depth of sophistication to even the simplest of sweets. Ice cream, cake, pie, pudding, and many more have seen just how much a dab of caramel can dress up them up from home cooking to restaurant ready. But on the other side of that, it can be kind of tricky to work with due to its sticky consistency. Don’t let that stop you though!

Our pastry chef is showing you how you can decorate and dip your pastries in caramel to create gorgeous looking and tasting concoctions. Your future dessert endeavors will thank you after this online cooking class!

Caramel For Dipping & Decorating
10 oz. sugar
10 oz. water
1.33 oz. corn syrup

  1. Mix the sugar, water and corn syrup in a sauce pan and place over medium low heat until the mixture reaches 320 degrees F.
  2. Gently place the bottom of the pan in cool water for about 1 minute until the mixture thickens slightly.
  3. Using a spoon make caramel grids and decorations. Carefully dip cream puffs and strawberries.
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