I was browsing at the craft store one day and they had a little section for making candy/caramel apples.
I love caramel – even more than chocolate. (Although I have to add that I love dulce de leche most of all.)
I decided to give these a try. I’d never made them before, but I love cooking and especially like making stuff from scratch. There’s just something about it that always seems to taste better than anything you buy at the store.
I had so much fun yesterday! Not only did I make caramel apples, but I made cinnamon rolls. I think I gained like 5 pounds just sampling everything, but…life is short and I’ll try to get a walk in later today.
Since I love to do photography, I must say the red colors, cinnamon and caramel make for tantalizing photographs.
So in this post, I’ll share the photography end of this. If you want the recipe – it’s easy, I promise – go over to Hubpages where I published my article, “Easy Caramel Apples.”
There’s just something about apples. Even Michael Pollan wrote a book called The Botany of Desire and I can tell you, he spends 1/4 of the book just talking about apples and the way they’ve shaped human history.
But it’s harvest season and this past weekend, several apple festivals were held in Western NC. I can see why.
Big. Red and Juicy.
How can you resist that?
Well, I didn’t stop there. I had some chocolate caramel that was begging me to use it. I had all these apples staring at me with their luscious reds and perfectly pomme-like hues.
Add the sticks, the peanuts, the wrappers…and oh, my goodness. It’s a taste-bud party with photographic delight:
The fun is not over…I had way too much fun photographing these delights from different angles and stages:
No, I wasn’t NEARLY done. I was torturing myself with visions of Candy Apple Land:
My hubby wanted in on the action, too. He gave one a try. It looks….industrial. I mean, he’s a mechanical engineer by trade….