So it's not just Pinterest that is to blame for new recipes...
Recently a friend posted this link:http://food52.com/blog/7767-how-to-make-any-caramel-corn-in-5-steps
and even tagged me when asking advice about caramel. I am certainly no expert with the stuff, as you can see from my Samoas post, but I couldn't resist giving it a go. I was particularly excited when this recipe said to stir, as I'd always read that stirring would make my caramel go grainy.
It was Bonfire Night a.k.a. Guy Fawkes, so in lieu of going out and watching fireworks, we decided to have exploding popcorn on our stove. I gave the kids strict instructions to stay at the far, far end of the room while I tried the caramel.
I don't really have any photos because all three kids were there and there was HOT BURNING SUGAR too.
Bad news: my caramel turned out grainy. Oops. I think I stirred too early - I think I should have let the sugar dissolve fully into the butter first
Good news: it still tasted fantastic. I'll definitely try, try again. Maybe for the nursery ceilidh coming up...