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 Post subject: Pennie's Caramels
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:03 am 
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I am looking for Pennie's caramel recipe if anyone could help me out there I would be grateful. I searched the board, but I'm apparently inept.

Thanks Gang! Christmas starts early in Toledo.......
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Oops, I didn't mean to post this in travel.....more coffee.


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 Post subject: Re: Pennie's Caramels
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:31 am 
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CARAMELS

Yield: 5 pounds

Ingredients
1 lb. butter
2 lbs. brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
16 oz. Light Karo syrup
2 (15-oz.) cans Eagle Brand Sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract

Procedure:
Melt butter in a heavy 6-quart pan. Add brown sugar and salt. Stir in corn syrup, mixing well. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Cook over a medium heat until it reaches the firm ball stage (245 degrees). Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Pour into a well buttered 11” x 18” jellyroll pan. Cool, cut, and wrap in wax paper squares.

Disaster Warning:
CHECK YOUR THERMOMETER before you start to make the caramels, by placing it in boiling water for a few minutes. It should register at 212 degrees, if it doesn’t then add or subtract accordingly.

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 Post subject: Re: Pennie's Caramels
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:39 am 
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Further to the thermometer check - allow 1 degree F for every 500 feet above sea level. I'm at 2,000 feet so water boils at 209. I don't know anything about caramel making so I don't know how critical temperature is. Amy and others can provide more practical experience. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pennie's Caramels
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:33 pm 
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Those sound lovely. I we are still three or four months away from the one week in "winter" it will be cold and dry enough here to do candy making, but I am filing this away. I love caramel.


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 Post subject: Re: Pennie's Caramels
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:00 pm 
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FYI, here's the link to the longer caramel post: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1899&p=18082&hilit=pennie%27s+caramel#p18082

in it is a link to the wrappers I got from amazon last year, MUCH better than the foil ones at Michaels and way cheaper.

edit to add- I posted the wrappers on the Toffe thread. ??? anyway, off to post them on the other but here they are:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003GL ... 00_details


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 Post subject: Re: Pennie's Caramels
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:43 pm 
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I just made caramels for Halloween tomorrow, and I ordered the wrappers you posted, Jean. Lots of cutting and wrapping tomorrow!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Let me know what you think of the wrappers. I'll never go back to the foil squares. I meant to make caramel for Halloween but it didn't happen. I'm going to try and do them for the hockey teams on the weekend.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:05 pm 
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I ran out of wrappers the other night when cutting my first batch of the season, and when I went to order them again on amazon the price had gone from $18 to $27, which was annoying. Plus free shipping is now $35, so I searched again and found what I think are the same ones at Lynn's (which I think is a site Frank posted here) and ordered 2 packs of 1000 wrappers at $17 each. Even with paying for priority shipping I think I'm ahead of the game. Wish I had just ordered them months ago. The foil wrappers are $5 for 50 here with no coupon at Michaels, so for sure this price is better than buying the foil ones and I love the look of the caramels in the twisted clear wrappers.
These are what I ordered, will report back.
http://www.lynnscakeandcandy.com/Clear- ... heets.html


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 Post subject: Re: Pennie's Caramels
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Okay, so these wrappers are excellent, seems to be the same as what I ordered from Amazon. So totally worth it and the people I dealt with by phone and email were all great. I found the same at a wholesalers website for $8 for 1000 but they had a $50 minimum order...and I did not need that many wrappers!


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 Post subject: Re: Pennie's Caramels
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:40 am 
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Jaxallie wrote:
I am looking for Pennie's caramel recipe if anyone could help me out there I would be grateful. I searched the board, but I'm apparently inept.

Thanks Gang! Christmas starts early in Toledo.......
Karen

Oops, I didn't mean to post this in travel.....more coffee.


I just made a batch thinking it would cool during the day and kept wondering why it looked so grainy....turns out I forgot to add the brown sugar. I now have a tray of fairly disgusting tasting soft caramel. Can this be saved?


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