Thanks so much for all the great recipe websites :D
http://allrecipes.com/ have FREE menu planning :) Or Do It Yourself with their planners :D + You can make your own Recipe Box there by saving your favourites :D
Thanks for the inspiration Jamie... I made these on Friday & they are delicious... mine look a little different because I used the wrong flour but the flavour is still there!!
Here's my layout to show my TREATS (thanks Connie) @ http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/show...5215&nocache=1
PLUS an extra for this month's Font Challenge - Sweet Treats @ http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/show...treats&cat=762
It is officially fall in the USA, and one of my favorite fall recipes is Apple slices with Caramel. Home made caramel is EASY, and very yummy.
1 stick of real butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream (or milk, but milk will make the caramel get harder)
2 TBSP light corn syrup
A dash of salt
Put everything into a saucepan. If you have one with a heavy bottom, that works best, but any will work. Turn the heat on medium. Stir it together with a wisk as the butter melts, but once the butter is completely melted stop stirring and just let it cook. It will bubble and look slightly foamy. Let it cook for 5-7 minutes. DO NOT STIR during that time. At all. It's hard to do, but don't do it. Use this time to get a glass bowl or some other non-plastic container for your extremely hot caramel. Your caramel will start to turn slightly darker, sometimes getting streaks of darker brown in it. Take it off of the heat and pour into the bowl or other container you got ready. DO NOT LET ANY OF THE CARAMEL TOUCH YOUR SKIN. I am not joking, it will blister you immediately. It is HOT. Give it a few minutes to cool off before you touch it, and even then use caution. It will stay pourable/dippable for about 20-30 minutes before setting up. Adding more cream to the recipe will lengthen this time, and 1/2 a cup of heavy cream will keep it soft.
This caramel is also fantastic for pouring over popcorn. If you want to get creative, add a little pumpkin spice to the mix as well.