Be everyone's favorite guest when you arrive at dinner parties, birthdays, holiday gatherings and beyond with decadent homemade caramel treats! Pastry chef and cookbook author Carole Bloom starts this class by sharing her secrets for creating wet caramel and transforming it into an irresistible caramel sauce as well as a French-style salted caramel buttercream. Then, learn how to make caramel candies, peanut brittle and classic pralines your family will crave. Make dry caramel, perfect for incorporating into traditional crème caramel that will have everyone begging for seconds. Finally, Carole walks you through each step of creating an impressive caramelized upside-down pear tart that's sure to elicit "oohs" and "ahhs" from satisfied dinner guests.
Meet your instructor, Carole Bloom, and begin class with a brief history of cooked sugar, then dive deep into the science of caramel in its different stages. Carole will also walk you through making wet caramel.
Wet caramel is the basis for a caramel sauce, which finishes a decadent pecan pound cake, as well as a French-style salted caramel buttercream, the perfect topping for a brown sugar cupcake.
With Carole's guidance, learn how to transform caramel into peanut brittle, then master several variations and whip up a classic praline.
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