Soft Chocolate Caramels
1Cook together in a copper pan (or a pan not lined with tin) until the mixture reaches the 'ball' stage.
2To test the stage of the cooking by finger, dip the thumb and index finger into cold water, then into the mixture, bringing the 2 fingers together and dipping them again into water.
3This should be done quickly to avoid burning.
4The mixture forms a small ball that can be rolled with the tip of the fingers.
5Or use a candy thermometer measuring the soft ball stage of 240 degrees.
6Pour this cooked sugar onto an oiled marble slab, keeping it at an even thickness of 2/3 inch, using 4 oiled rulers to make a framework.