Samstag, 27. Oktober 2012

Awesome thick caramel cream

Today I only had 6 hours of school, so I decided to spend the time with cooking. Well, and this turned out!


(Sorry for the crappy photo)

Thick, heavenly, fudgey caramel-flavoured cream.... mmh... the best thing ever for gaining weight. I was told by my doctor to do so, since it looks I overdid it a bit with losing weight... ahahah. :D
Surprisingly, this stuff isn't that high in calories! It tastes like a sin though.

You might try it with more agar and additional water for even less calories, or without agar and some coconut cream, or less sugar and more liquid, with orange juice or cherry juice or just with coconut milk, try try try and post it here! :)


Thick caramel fudge cream

for about 300g of pure heaven

Ingredients:
  • 1 l soymilk (I think it works with other non-dairy milk too)
  • 50 ml coconut milk (i used light)
  • 150g raw cane sugar 
  • 40 g dandelion honey (will post recipe soon) or agave syrup (I think you can omit)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp agar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 4 tbs water (use more or less)
  • pinch salt
  • pinch cinnamon
  • optional: vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, a little chocolate, cherry juice... be creative and try!


How-to:

In a large pot, heat the soymilk (except 3 tbs), coconut milk and coffee on medium heat.Be careful not to let it burn or boil over, it happens FAST!
In the meanwhile, put the sugar and water together in another large pot and heat on medium-high, stirring constantly until the sugar caramelizes. Be careful, it burns very fast, too, and it's hot as hell. Pour the hot milk into the caramel pot and stir until all of the caramel is dissolved. Then stir the agar in the remaining cold soymilk and add to the caramel pot along with the dandelion honey, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and whatever extracts you want.
Reduce heat a bit (so it can't boil over) and stir. Let it bubble for about 75 minutes or so, stirring very often, until the mixture is golden-bubbly like thick syrup. Let it cool down a bit, then pour into a medium-sized bowl (it should be about 300g now, unless you, like me, "taste-tested" a dozen times ;D), let it cool and refrigerate a bit.
If you want to eat it as-is, you have a 1100-CALORIE-CARAMEL-PUDDING! YAAAY!
...but, if you're not into that sort of things (what a shame),  take your hand blender (you don't wanna take your regular blender) and puree it, taking care not to leave any lumps.
(If you want a caramel sauce, add some extra water)
Now all that's left is to clean your blender (i used my tongue) and keep yourself from eating all at once.

It is pretty stable, so you might use it as a cupcake topping, too! Or spread it on some pancakes. I made a thicker sauce and dipped some fruit into it. Yummy!

Nutrition information:
(calculated with Alpro light soymilk, light coconut milk and dandelion honey)

the entire bowl: 1100 calories
per 100g: 370 calories
per tsp (10g): 37 calories

...not that bad, is it.

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