Oh boy, did I discover something I didn’t know yesterday! Maybe I am behind the curve and you already know this; but I discovered, quite by accident, that you can make a terrific mock caramel using apple cider!!!
I was working on a new recipe and I wanted to include an apple cider reduction, but I went a bit too far – some of you will not be surprised by this as I often go a bit too far – and ended up with an amazing treat. I envision it being excellent over vanilla ice cream, perhaps drizzled over a bagel with cream cheese or over oven roasted sweet potato fries. Or even on grilled pork – a new twist on “Pork Chops and Apple Sauce, Shwell.” The possibilities are endless!!!! Enjoy!
Here’s what I did – I am currently trying to replicate it in larger quantities – as soon as I do, you will be the first to know!
This was one of those things in life that we refer to as a “happy accident.” A time when you get something wonderful that you didn’t plan or intend. When these things happen, I’m glad I can embrace them. Because so often when things don’t turn out like we had planned, we look at the situation as a failure.
I prefer to look at it like Thomas Edison did. He said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
* If you’ve been following my blog, you may think I have a thing for Thomas Edison. I assure you, I do not. I do, however, “collect” quotes. I find them both inspiring and comforting; so I will share them with you from time to time.