Expanding Horizons

expanding horizons image (caramelized)Have you read about our "Like-Apple Pie"?

Our taste-testers have plunged deeper.

They've made blonde brownies — sweetened in part by caramelized onions (see below) — and topped with a sprinkling of raw onions on the cream cheese frosting.

They surprised me in the ice cream adventure — claiming that a raw onion topping was fun due to being unique — and caramelized onions might get added to their ice cream toppings list!

The adventure continued:

adventures continue
Bananas...............................................Tahini..............................................Chocolate bars.............................

Generally, the sweetness of the caramelized onions is preferred over the sweetness of the raw onions, since those retain their "bite".

Most of you are aware that "caramelized" onions (in most cases) have ZERO added sweetener.  For the rest of us...

"Caramelized" describes onion slices slowly cooked past the watery stage ... cooked until the natural sugars of the onion sink to the bottom of the pan, turn brown, and (with a pinch of added liquid) are stirred back into the slices.

 

·Basic "How To" Caramelize

·Basics With Additions 

·How To Avoid Common Mistakes

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