Caramel is most often made with sugar, cream, butter and vanilla. As water is cooked out of sugar, it transforms the crystalline granules to a golden, gooey, rich, luxurious treat. Nothing drapes an apple, pairs with chocolate or adorns custard like caramel. It is a luscious and deeply satisfying indulgence – the one temptation that may woo me from chocolate.
Since I want to share all that I love with those that I love, I’m featuring caramel in a couple baskets for my family’s Christmas gift exchange . . . and I’m letting you in on one of Lexington’s best kept secrets, just in time for the holidays. You can give the gift of caramel, a present that will never be regifted!
The caramel is made by my high school friend, Beth McDowell King, and the name of her company is Karamel Kreations. Beth’s candy heralds from her grandmother’s recipe. She makes:
· Plain caramels
· Klubs -- pretzel rods coated in caramel, krispies, and chocolate
· Klusters -- caramel and chocolate covered pecan candies
· Klouds -- caramel covered marshmallows
· Krispies -- crispy rice cereal covered in caramel and chocolate
· Apples covered in plain caramel, caramel and chocolate, caramel and chocolate finished with nuts or your favorite candy
· Sauce -- perfect over ice cream or in your favorite recipes.
The intent that we bring to our work is important. Food offered to others should be fashioned from all that is good within the creator. That is how Beth approaches her business. She loves every decadent morsel of candy that she creates in her kitchen. Beth grew up in her grandmother's candy kitchen watching the master's every move. At the time, Beth never imagined she would make a business of what she learned as her grandmother's apprentice. Her grandmother would be proud.
You may purchase Beth’s treats in gift bags, wedding favors and party trays. Contact Beth at www.karamelkreations.com