Still need a sweet gift for Christmas? This might solve you problems…
All kinds of sweets make a great gift for Christmas and usually I made a big batch of chocolates for my family – this year it’ll be something different but I can’t tell you yet because they might read this post. But it was always a favorite so why not start a new tradition in you family?
Today I’ll show you a very simple recipe – suitable even when you never made something like that before..
makes about 60
- 300g sugar
- 3 teaspoons of vanilla sugar
- 200ml cream
- 60ml orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange aroma
- 40g clarified butter / ghee
Mix all the ingredients in a big pot and start heating it up. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes on low heat and stir ocassionally. Then increase the heat to the highest level and boil for another 5-6 minutes to thicken the mix.
Let cool down for 10-15 minutes. Prepare a piping bag by sealing the tip with a clip. Then pour in the caramel mix and secure with another clip. It should look like that:
Now let it rest in the fridge for 15-20 minutes but check the consistency regularly – you want it to be pipeable not rockhard!
Then you can take out a sheet of baking paper and pipe little swirls of caramel. Let them dry completely, then pack them.
And now imagine dipping these in some dark chocolate…yummy! But they also taste great without chocolate and will definitely impress everyone!
Have a calm weekend & HAPPY COOKING!