A few boards that I have are: Dinner, Let's Do Lunch, Breakfast, Drink Up, Spook-tac-u-lar, Bake Me A Cake, and Winter Wonderland. They are pretty obvious what I have been pinning to each board. Basically items that would fall into dinner ideas, get pinned to Dinner, lunch to the Lunch board, and Halloween items to the Spook-tac-u-lar board. Pretty simp - right? And super addicting.
I start melting the butter and the rest of the ingredients. And at the 3 minute mark, it looks like there is an awful lot of butter in it, what an oil slick. I have made taffy and caramel before, and I know this is not going to form a cohesive substance no matter how long I have this in the microwave or let cool. So I scratch my head and think to myself, Self, what the heck went wrong here.... let's look at this again.. okay, 1/4 cup of butter. I re-read the stick of butter, 4 tbs = 1/4 cup, okay. Look at the stick again.. oh.... there are 8 tbs in a stick. Why the heck didn't they just say 1/2 stick of butter!!!
Once I have 12 little silicone stars filled, I dump the rest into the buttered 8 x 8 Pyrex, and throw them all in the fridge. Other people said they wouldn't leave it in there for 20 minutes, so I kept checking them to see if they were hardened enough.
Uh. No. I checked at every 5 minutes for an hour. They were not hard enough. Then I moved to checking at every half hour. After 2 hours, they were not solid enough. I would cut through them with a knife, and they were never solid enough to keep the cuts visible. So I left them overnight, and put the silicone trays in the freezer.
|Caramels after being in the freezer all day.|
Try a different recipe that I have previously posted, check out the ones that are not a fail in my book.
The silicones? I threw them away, caramel stuff and all.