Photo by Joyosity [flickr]
Who doesn't love caramel? It's used to make hundreds of other confections, but it's equally delicious on its own. But what is caramel? In its simplest form, caramel is sugar that has been boiled to the point where its molecules break down and form new compounds that produce the deep, rich flavor and golden brown color. Learn more about how caramel is made and caramel varieties in What is Caramel?