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Homemade Caramel Candy (with Clotted Cream)

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Chewy caramel candy is usually delicious, but if you add clotted cream, my Homemade Caramel Candy recipe (with Clotted Cream) gets taken to the next level!


Hi Bold Bakers!

As if caramel candy wasn’t good enough, I went ahead and made it extra Big and Bold by adding in my Homemade Clotted Cream! We all know and love caramel candy for its golden brown color, warm caramelized flavor, and chew. This Homemade Caramel Candy with Clotted Cream has all of that and then some! By using clotted cream in place of regular you get an unmistakably rich caramel candy.

How Do I Make Clotted Cream?

I specially created this recipe to utilize one of my all-time favorite Bold Baking Basic recipes, Homemade Clotted Cream. While Clotted Cream is really common in the UK, it can be hard to find in other countries.

It’s such a lovely rich addition any dessert or tea time spread I wanted to create a way for all you bakers to try Homemade Clotted Cream no matter where you live.

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My Clotted Cream Caramels Are Very Sticky, What Happened?

Making a caramel-based fudge can be tricky as you are really looking for the right balance between chewy and soft. With this recipe, you never have to worry if the caramels are too sticky!

The clotted cream and golden syrup help to keep the caramels nice and smooth and never too sticky! If you ever have any question about the texture of your Caramel Candy, I highly suggest you do the “soft ball” test I explain in the instructions of the recipe.

What Does Clotted Cream Add To Caramels?

The addition of clotted cream adds so much extra richness and depth of flavor. Clotted cream is essentially cream reduced down into a rich spread. By adding the thicker clotted cream into the caramels instead of regular liquid cream you get a thicker, chewier texture. After taking one bite you will find these Homemade Caramel Candy with Clotted Cream to be the richest candy you have ever made.

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How Do I Store Clotted Cream Caramels?

My Homemade Caramel Candies made with Clotted Cream can be wrapped up and stored, or given as gifts. For me, they are a perfect little afternoon treat!

How Long Will They Last?

They will last covered and stored for up to 4 weeks.

Tips and Tricks to Making Homemade Caramel Candy with Clotted Cream:

  • You can use store-bought or homemade clotted cream
  • You can top your caramel with nuts for extra texture and flavor
  • Top with flake salt for a salted caramel variation
  • If you cannot find golden syrup, you can replace it with maple syrup, or dark corn syrup

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Clotted Cream Caramels
Homemade Caramel Candy Recipe (with Clotted Cream)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
24 mins
 

Chewy caramel candy is usually delicious, but if you add clotted cream, my Homemade Caramel Candy recipe (with Clotted Cream) gets taken to the next level!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Servings: 6 people
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) white sugar
  • 2/3 cup (4oz/115g) brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons (3 1/2 oz/100g) golden syrup
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) clotted cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Butter and line an 8x8 inch square tin with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, add all of the ingredients. 

  3. Over medium-low heat, stir until the sugars dissolve.

  4. Once the sugar has dissolved, bring the mix to a simmer for roughly 3 minutes. You can see if the fudge is ready by dropping a little into a cup of cold water. If a soft ball is formed, it is ready. (If you have a candy thermometer until the temperature reaches 116 °C / 240 °F) 

  5. Remove from the heat and beat until the mixture becomes thick, around 2-3 minutes.

  6. Pour into the tin and leave for 30 minutes. Mark into squares with a knife and leave until set. Cut into pieces and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

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  1. Seline on June 30, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Hi, Gemma! Do you have a recipe that doesn’t require clotted cream? I can’t find any clotted cream in my country and all the cream here is UHT whipping cream so I can’t make my homemade clotted cream. Thanks

    • Gemma Stafford on July 1, 2019 at 7:10 am

      Hi Seline,
      the secret with clotted cream is that the water content is really low, which is what makes this recipe work. If you add butter it will be butterscotch, and that may work well for you, but it will be an experiment. You can try the UHT cream too, or if you can get Creme Fraiche that too may work.
      I hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Amie Nobles on June 27, 2019 at 6:54 am

    I really enjoyed making these caramels using my homemade clotted cream. Thank you 😊

    • Gemma Stafford on June 29, 2019 at 11:25 am

      Fantastic!

  3. GrannysBees on June 19, 2019 at 5:07 am

    I absolutely love the way you find a straightforward, simple and delicious means of making favorite recipes. Your Clotted Cream Caramels are a good example of this. I hope to try this soon. I remember the trepidation of the cooks in my family over making caramel but this is do-able.

    • Gemma Stafford on June 19, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      You are welcome! I hope to see your results soon! Gemma 😊

  4. Claudia Hamilton on June 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Hi Gemma;
    These Caramels look great, love to give it a try but what is Clotted Cream (never heard of it before) where do you buy it?
    Also when you said golden syrup, do you mean Corn Syrup?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 19, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      Clotted cream is a classic English spread that was invented in Devon England, and that’s why it’s often referred to as Devonshire cream (or Cornish cream). Somewhere between butter and whipped cream, it’s a cream with at least 35% butterfat that has then been cooked down, and after a very low and very slow period in the oven, the cream and fat rises to the top and is skimmed off. This is the clotted cream. You can try to make it at home 😉https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/clotted-cream-recipe/

      Golden syrup is golden syrup. Also called light treacle in the UK. If you cannot find golden syrup, you can replace it with maple syrup, or dark corn syrup

      Gemma 😊

  5. Saroja Shankaran on June 19, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Sounds amazing! Could you post the video to this recipe, please? Thank you!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 19, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      Stay tuned!

  6. Leanne piche on June 18, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Good to,eat

    • Gemma Stafford on June 19, 2019 at 2:47 am

      I hope you get to make this one! I think you will like it,
      Gemma <3

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