Vegan Caramel Powder

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Vegan Caramel Powder

What if you could have a fanny pack with a secret stash of Vegan Caramel Powder that you could just dust onto things like apple cider donuts, fold into apple pies, work into cake batter and sprinkle onto ice cream whenever you wanted? Now you can! Caramel significantly enhances everything from chocolate to apple to vanilla, making this Caramel Powder a great thing to have in your kitchen flavor arsenal, or your fanny pack. Caramel powder is just sugar, water, oil and salt brought up to an amber caramelization temperature of 345F (174C) on the Candy Temperature Chart. If you'd like a slightly deeper caramel flavor feel free to experiment with temperatures up to 375F (191C).

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Vegan Caramel Powder Recipe

1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
1/8 teaspoon salt

1) Prepare to caramelize

Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium, heavy duty saucepan, add the sugar, water, coconut oil, salt and stir it together with clean fingers. Fill a large bowl that's bigger than your saucepan with ice water. This bowl of ice water serves two purposes: if you get burned by hot syrup you can dip your hand in the ice water. It will also be used to cool the hot saucepan after your caramel reaches it's final caramelization temperature. Bring the sugar mixture to a boil on high heat, covered, then remove cover. Reduce heat to medium. Do not stir the mixture because natural convection currents will do the stirring for you.

2) Make your vegan caramel

Insert a candy thermometer and bring the mixture up to 300F (149C). After 300F the temperature will rise rapidly. Once the mixture reaches 345F (174C), remove it from heat and dip the saucepan into the ice water for about 10 seconds to stop the caramelization process.

3) Pour your caramel

Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet and let it cool completely before breaking it into pieces.

4) Process your caramel into powder

Place the caramel pieces into a food processor and process into powder, about 3 minutes. If you'd like an extra fine powder, transfer this mixture to a spice grinder in small batches and grind.
Caramel Powder can be stored in an air tight container for up to six months. This recipe makes about 1 cup of Caramel Powder.

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Easier caramelized sugar

I was intrigued by the recipe, but there's actually a much simpler way to make caramelized sugar. You simply roast white sugar in the oven. Check the link for more details. The science behind it is fascinating. :)

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caramel powder

I am looking for caramel powder manufacturers. Ineed this ingredients to add it in my industrialitation process.
Can you tell me some of them. Thank you

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This Is THE Answer

Mattie: You just gave me the answer to tasteless gluten free pie shells. Do your friends call you Saint Mattie or are we supposed to keep that part quiet?

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That's a great idea laurelvb! Caramel powder would be a great way to add flavor depth to a gluten-free crust. Saint Mattie- lol! (My friends keep it quiet)

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Love it

Wow this is brilliant. Can you imagine my joy when I realized that I am only one fanny pack away from realizing this dream?

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Very creative!

When I first saw the title, I thought you were experimenting with molecular gastronomy or something. This is better!

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