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NATIONAL CARAMEL DAY – April 5

 

NATIONAL CARAMEL DAY – April 5

NATIONAL CARAMEL DAY

Observed annually on April 5th is National Caramel Day.  Caramels are made by adding milk and fat to a sugary syrup that has been heated and continuously stirred until it reaches a light brown color.  As early as the seventeenth century, American women were using caramelized sugar and water to make candies.  It was a rather economical candy to produce.  Around the year 1850, someone discovered that by adding milk and a fat product to the cooked sugar mixture that a soft, chewy candy would be produced.  This candy very quickly became popular.

Caramel is used to make a variety of desserts either as a featured ingredient, flavoring or topping.  Depending on the consistency it can be used as a syrup or as the glue holding together nuts and popcorn. In a more pliant form, it makes great caramel apples.  Cooked to a higher temperature the caramel can become brittle and is perfect for just that kind of candy making.

The longer caramel cooks, it takes on a deeper color and a darker flavor until the sugar becomes bitter and is no longer palatable.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Following are a few yummy caramel recipes for you to enjoy:

Easy Caramel Corn
Hot Caramel Apple Dip
Caramels
Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

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HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the origin or the creator of National Caramel Day.

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