So I'm trying some salted caramels because 1. I love them and want another option besides cookies to eat during the holidays - and 2. to serve to guests that we have on Christmas Eve as well, i guess :P
Anyways - i need a candy thermometer and was all set to buy just whatever one from michaels and then i saw reviews and 3 stars due to temp accuracy. So i guess i can't just buy any old one?
That being said - can anyone recommend their brand?
Ahttp://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/candy-thermometer. This is the one I have
Look for a thermometer that has instructions for calibrating and adjustment.
You can also confirm a temperature with the drop-of-syrup-into-cold-water test. The first few times with a new thermometer, use both methods.
Taylor is one brand that makes all kinds of wonderful thermometers.