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    #4180258 - 05/15/05 11:32 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

ok, so I been hearing all these things about how if you PC karo/honey water long enough, it'll caramelization.

When sucrose-table sugar- is heated, it first melts into a thick syrup. It then slowly changes color, becoming light yellow and progressively deepening to a dark brown. At the same time, its initially sweet flavor takes on a kind of richness, the change we associate with roasting marshmallows or baking meringue. The chemeical reactions involved in caramelization are very numerous and not very well understood [possibly changed by now]. If glucose, an even simpler sugar than the disaccharide sucrose, is browned, this single species of molecule breaks down and recombines to form at least 100 different reaction products, among them sour organic acids, sweet and bitter derivatives, many fragrant volatile molecules, and brown-colored polymers. . . . Both caramelization and the Maillard browning proceed at a significant rate only at relatively high temperatures: caramelization, for example, becomes noticeable at around 310 F (154C). This is because large amounts of energy are required to force the intitial molecular interactions. The practical consequence of this limitation is that most foods brown only on the outside and during the application of dry heat. Recall that water cannot be heated above 212F until it is vaporized, unless it is under high pressure. So foods that are cooked in hot water, and moist interiors of meats and vegetables, will never exceed 212F

Harold McGee, On Food and Cooking, 1984.

Someone explain to me how karo/honey water could possibly caramelize?


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Re: Caramelization?? [Re: Praseodymn]
    #4180422 - 05/16/05 12:18 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Anything with sugar in it that is hot enough for a long enough time will caramelize.

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Re: Caramelization?? [Re: kratomboy]
    #4180435 - 05/16/05 12:22 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

because you are cooking it at 15 ps1

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