Caramel Candies

Sid Wainer Caramel Candy
 

In honor of National Caramel Day, we are sharing a quick and easy tip for flawless homemade caramel every time. We are also using it in this sweet and salty Caramel Candies recipe.

The sprinkling of black lava salt here, which is  Mediterranean flake salt that has been mixed with activated charcoal, adds color as well as unique flavor and extra flaky texture.

 

Caramel Candies

 

ingredients 


2 C White Sugar

⅓ C Light Corn Syrup

¼ C Water

1 C Heavy Cream

¼ C Unsalted Butter

1 t Kosher Salt

2 T Jansal Valley® Black Lava Salt

2 T Sea Salt

 
sid wainer caramel candy
 

method


To prepare caramel sauce, begin by brushing the sizes of a sauce pot with water to prevent crystallization, watch our video below to see this tip in action!

Place pot over low heat and mix together sugar, cornstarch, and water and bring to a boil

Meanwhile, in a separate pot heat cream, butter, and Kosher salt to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.

When sugar mixture becomes golden brown in color, or 350° F on a candy thermometer, approx. 10 minutes, remove from heat and let rest 1 minute.

Whisking constantly, slowly pour in cream mixture. It will bubble up, but the slower you pour, the more manageable it will be. Return to low heat, and stir gently until fully combined. Set aside. 

Grease and line a baking dish with greased paper - you will have grease on both sides of the parchment paper. Evenly pour i the caramel and sprinkle with remaining salts.

Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Remove from the dish and cut to desired size. 

For a homemade gift, wrap in parchment paper for traditional presentation. Store refrigerated for up to two weeks.

 
 

This tip is also perfect for the sauce to go with our Bread Pudding With Satsuma Custard And Caramel Sauce

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Nasturtium Blossoms

 

Ben, manager of the Wainer Family Farm, has been overseeing production at the fields and greenhouses since the 2015 growing season. His passion is in the process, watching seedlings germinate and grow in the greenhouse, then planting them into a well cultivated, well taken care of field. Today, he's talking about Nasturium Blossons.  Enjoy a seasonal cocktail recipe below. 

 
Sid Wainer Nasturtium Blossom Margarita

Nasturtium Margarita

 

Ingredients


1 Nasturtium leaf / torn

1 T Granulated Sugar

2 oz Tequila

1 oz Lime Juice

½ oz Grenadine

Nasturtium Blossom / as garnish 

 

Method


In a shaker, muddle torn nasturtium leaf with sugar until bruised. Add tequila, lime juice, grenadine, and enough ice to fill the shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into a serving glass or pour over ice. Garnish with a nasturtium flower.

 
Sid Wainer Nasturium Blossoms

Flowering African Blue Basil

 

Ben, manager of the Wainer Family Farm, has been overseeing production at the fields and greenhouses since the 2015 growing season. His passion is in the process, watching seedlings germinate and grow in the greenhouse, then planting them into a well cultivated, well taken care of field. Today, he's talking about Flowering African Blue Basil.  Enjoy a seasonal cocktail recipe below. 

 
Sid Wainer Vodka Lemon Flowring African Basil

Vodka Lemon with Flowering African Basil

 

Ingredients


2 oz Vodka

1 oz Lemon Juice

1 oz Simple Syrup

Seltzer / as needed

2 sprigs Flowering African Basil

 

Method


Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add vodka, lemon juice, and simply syrup. Stir to combine. Top off the glass with seltzer and garnish with flowering African basil.

 
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