Easy Salted Caramel

Happy Sunday Funday!

I’m back in the kitchen now, which makes Kim a very very happy camper. I thought I would share a recipe that I tried today for my Carmelita Bars! I often try to bake everything from scratch and I am constantly looking for easy ways to make things that are fairly difficult, due to all sorts of variables. Caramel, from scratch, I often have a bit of difficulty with. I think I get distracted and then all of a sudden, burnt ass sugar. And that makes Kim frustrated, but mostly sad.

So I tried this new recipe today and it was a total success, I was even partially distracted during the process and I am happy to say it did not burn! I am enamored with the subtle salt [Yes. Yes. Everyone and their mother loves some salted caramel now] to it as well, of course feel free to play with the salt content as you see fit because lets face it, that’s what makes a good chef!

I found the recipe via google from this site:

http://www.52kitchenadventures.com/2013/01/17/easy-7-minute-salted-caramel/

At the brief glance I took at it seems pretty interesting. I’ll have to take a better look when I have a chance. I’ll let you know what I think.

So here you have it! Easy 7 minute Salted Caramel!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Medium Saucepan
  • 1 Whisk
  • 1 Set of Measuring Cups
  • 1 Set of Measuring Spoons

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together butter, brown sugar, heavy whipping cream, and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 6 minutes, whisking occasionally.
  3. Whisk in vanilla [it is normal for it to bubble a bit when you do this] and cook 1 more minute.
  4. Let cool for a bit before serving or using it. 

You will want to store it in an air tight container if you’re not going to use it immediately. You will need to refrigerate it. When you would like to use it heat it in the microwave for a bit until it’s soft.

Yum… I can just imagine it over chocolate ice cream. ^_^

Well enjoy your Sunday! 

xo Kim

Random5.20

Sitting in the middle of the cosmetics counter waiting for my mommy to get off and I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror…
I look tired. I feel like I seem like I’m always on vacation, but really I’m not. I “work” and strategize everyday. I should take a completely remove myself break. I’m not sure if I’m capable of that though and I guess I’m not really in any position to rest on my laurels.
On another note: My hair totally grew a gazillion* inches in a short amount of time. Now if only I could figure out how to grow more of it in general. You know… Not just in length.

*[yes, I’m always exaggerating, that’s what’s so cool about me ha ha]

Trying my hand: A Quasi-Nomad? Finding a work travel relationship with life.

As time moves forward and the year had slowly begun to fall into place I am finding my slow quasi-nomadic travels have become more and more comfortable. I do still often times find myself in a panic, usually on the state of my finances (hehe who isn’t normally panicked about such matters?), but in the many months I have been without a solid residence, not that all the time spent living with the many loved ones who so graciously offered me sanctuary is not appreciated, I have come to learn much more about myself and more often than not found myself anticipating the packing of my bags and the pull of another adventure.

Barely 2 weeks into the new year I have found myself in Los Angeles, California, my home of sorts, and now in Phoenix, Arizona, with plans to head back to the Bay Area, California and for the Pacific Northwest closing out the end of the month. Many of my trips include a short amount of work in the region, got to love promos (Thanks Craigslist!) and the ability to work-travel, but really it’s usually a way to curb some of the travel expenses. So I have come to love the road, much more than I had originally thought when I packed up and took off, so ready to leave. And in realizing all of this and also saturating myself in travel, travel tips, travel deals, and travelers, I have found this community of digital travelers. A community built on a foundation of travel, but supported by a journalistic urge to share in a world staying ever connected via social media. A community I really do want to belong to, so I think I’ll try my hand at sharing.

Who knows where it might lead me.

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