Today is Superman’s birthday.
He turns 42 today.
He won’t be getting a birthday cake, but he will be getting today’s TWD WWD Burnt Sugar Ice cream that was picked by Becky of Project Domestication.
First you make some caramel.
Making caramel is like watching a man figure out a woman.
Flowers and candy (melt your sugar and water) check.
Dinner and a movie (wet sides of your pan if sugar begins to crystallize) check.
Diamonds (bring to a boil) check.
And if all goes well, you have a happy woman (you have caramel).
If not, and we all know how women are….you might get “Dinner and a movie again? Haven’t you been listening? I wanted a picnic in the park! Flowers? they just die in a week! Diamonds? You can’t afford diamonds! (crystallized sugar) check!
And the poor man, knowing that it has all worked before walks away scratching his head wondering what he did wrong (CC scrapes crystallized sugar from the bottom of her pan, knowing it has all worked before, mutters under her breath wondering what she did wrong) check!
So I he begins again, making sure that every element is correct.
Et voila! I didn’t melt the sugar completely before bringing to a boil. (picnic in the park it is!)
Then just when I had everything perfect, the Board of Elections called me and asked me to work yesterday. So I went out of the kitchen ~~wait CC…doooooooon’t walk away from your caramel!!~~so I could write down all the pertinent information.
When I began to smell something burning.
Ack! the sugar!
Fortunately I was able to get it in time.
Now it sits chilling in my fridge ready to be churned for Superman’s birthday party (a hand written love note works every time) check!
If you want some fabulous home made ice cream, go check out the recipe at Becky’s blog.
Update~I just finished churning the ice cream. Oh. my. goodness. This ice cream is out of this world! Make it! Make it! Make it! and take it on a picnic!!!!!!!