This recipe is from my Grandma Pansy's "The American Woman's Cook Book". What I like about the recipe is that it doesn't use cream. You use evaporated milk and homogenized milk.
Yield: about 1 pound.
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
4 Tbsp. butter
1 cup evaporated milk
- Place sugar, corn syrup, milk, butter, and evaporated milk into a heavy pan.
- Cook the ingredients to the stiff ball stage, or 246 degrees F. I kept my gas stove on medium low, #3 - #4 on the knob.
- Remove from the fire,
- Add the vanilla and stir it in. I used imitation vanilla extract and the caramel was heavenly.
- Pour the caramel into a buttered pan.
- When it is cold, turn it out of the pan and cut it into squares.
- Wrap squares in wax paper and store in a covered container.