Baking Magic Tips: Making Caramel Sauce Part 15 of 16

Caramel is one of my top favorite flavors and I absolutely adore it as a sauce. Be sure to use a silicone spatula because rubber cannot withstand the heat of the caramel. This clip also shows how to tell the proper temperature without a thermometer. Note the sugar crystals that formed around the pan. They could cause the entire syrup to crystalize and harden. If this should happen, use a pastry brush moistened with water to brush them down as they form. If the syrup still crystallizes, squeeze in some lemon juice and it will melt back into a smooth mixture. It's worth making your own caramel sauce--you can't buy better (or even as good)!

PBS 113: Cheesecake and Lemon Curd Cake Roll

This is, quite possibly--no! probably, the creamiest cheesecake ever. A substantial amount of sourcream gives it a wonderfully mellow tang and topping it with lemon curd is my favorite way to eat it. Another terrific way to enjoy lemon curd and/or lemon curd lightened with whipped cream is in a gossamer golden cake roll also on this segment.

This is the last segment of my PBS series. There will be two more PBS appearances and then in mid August stay tune for the upcoming DVD, produced by General Mills/Gold Medal Flour to demonstrate more special tips and techniques from the new book Rose's Heavenly Cakes.They will start to air on YouTube with a link from the blog, thanks to the dedication of Hector Wong, who will also make them available in hard copy if there is an adequate demand. They will also be available on the John Wiley site in a higher resolution than on YouTube. THE RECIPES