Soft British Caramels

Soft British Caramels Recipe

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Betty Bramanis


Soft morsels of sweetness that you just can't resist! No sugar thermometer needed here. These make an amazing gift and are surprisingly easy. Make in the evening and give as gifts the next day (cook time is cooling and setting time).

Please be careful when making caramels as the high sugar content can cause serious burns - NOT a recipe for children to help with.

Don't put caramels in the fridge.

Recipe from "Good Housekeeping" UK


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About 60 squared
25 Min
12 Hr
Stove Top


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    2 x tins of sweetened condensed milk
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    200g (7 oz) unsalted butter
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    200 g (7 oz) brown sugar
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    3 tb golden syrup
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    1 ts vanilla
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    1 ts sea salt

How to Make Soft British Caramels


  1. Line a 20.5 cm (8 inch) square tin with baking paper.
  2. In a medium heavy based saucepan, melt the condensed milk, butter, sugar and syrup. Stir (you can use a whisk as it has a bigger surface area) well until the sugar dissolves and butter melts.
  3. Once the mixture is smooth and all is melted, increase the heat and bring to a steady boil for 8 minutes (use a timer) and stir constantly.
  4. After 8 minutes, the mixture should be a lovely golden colour. Quickly add in the vanilla and salt and stir. Pour into the prepared tin.
  5. Leave to cool overnight and then slice into small squares.

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About Soft British Caramels

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: English

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