Umm, is it ok to keep posting what I do around here, even when it's not "primitive"?? Maybe instead of posting every day, I should wait and only post on the days I actually work on the house?
Well, I only did a little painting today. Instead, I and my dear little daughter (!!!), did something we had been talking about for awhile ~~ we made caramel!! Wow, right?!! It's an Amish recipe....I love the Amish way of life because it's so close to living the way that makes me happiest, and very primitive! ^-^
ANYWAY -- the recipe is from scratch, and calls for butter, sugar, vanilla, heavy cream, and molasses.....
I have never made candy before, but I thought I knew mostly what to expect....WRONG!!
It had to boil until it reached 250, I figured that would probably take 15 minutes or so.....WRONG!!
Here it is, cooling off.....
It tastes really good, but it has a heavier taste than caramels I've eaten before, probably because of the molasses - no corn syrup was used in THIS candy!
I felt close to the Colonial housewives who made candy like this for their families! I guess that makes this a "primitive" post after all!! ^-^