Making caramel tips please

Have made 2 failed batches and if the 3rd fails I wont be trying again (will just have to be a chocolate cheesecake not salted caramel and chocolate).

I wet down the side with water and a pastry brush, dissolved the sugar slowly but when brought it to a boil to change colour it crystalizes :(

Chef_antoniab, Apr 21, 6:28 pm

Is it easier to just buy a can?

Chef_twinkley1, Apr 21, 6:34 pm

I would say it definitely is but I wanted to give it a go and cant be bothered going out for a can now. I have made it before and it worked, but it's just not happening tonight

Chef_antoniab, Apr 21, 6:39 pm

Do not stir once it starts boiling and to reduce heat but enough to simmer until done.

Castor sugar also is better to use, easier and quicker.

Chef_valentino, Apr 21, 7:25 pm

Third time's a charm! Didn't stir at all this time, just swirled the pot and added 1/4tsp lemon juice at the start which a few recipes suggested :)

Chef_antoniab, Sep 25, 1:46 pm

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