Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb to to change into caramel, by the action of heat.
  • intransitive verb to convert to caramel.

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  • verb cooking To convert sugar into caramel.
  • verb cooking To brown sugar by means of heat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb be converted into caramel
  • verb convert to caramel

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Examples

  • My flatmate, something of an rib aficionado by this point in the evening, suggests it would have been nice to give the barbecue sauce more time to caramelise as well.

    How to cook perfect barbecue ribs

  • My flatmate, something of an rib aficionado by this point in the evening, suggests it would have been nice to give the barbecue sauce more time to caramelise as well.

    How to cook perfect barbecue ribs

  • Larousse does things slightly differently, putting a pan of butter, sugar and apples on the hob to caramelise.

    How to cook perfect tarte tatin

  • Keep the onions in large pieces and let them cook slowly, allowing their edges to caramelise before adding the flour.

    Nigel Slater's classic sausage and mash recipe

  • For pickling the onions and beans, caramelise 4 Tsp. sugar in a pot.

    Bento #223 « Were rabbits

  • What it doesn't say is what to do if it persists in boiling over, while singularly failing to caramelise – as with Claire's recipe, with a pan packed full of fruit, it's rather difficult to assess the exact colour of the liquid beneath.

    How to cook perfect tarte tatin

  • For such a simple concept – caramelise apples, top with pastry, bake – there's a surprising divergence of method concerning tartes tatin.

    How to cook perfect tarte tatin

  • Presumably this is supposed to caramelise the sugars, but, despite using the size of pan specified, mine just keeps boiling over spectacularly, and after 25 minutes, anxious of overcooking the fruit, I put it in the oven anyway, regardless of any "golden caramel colour".

    How to cook perfect tarte tatin

  • Adding the apples to the hot pan also seems advisable if they're to caramelise properly, but, this done, I'm going to leave them to cool completely before adding the pastry and baking, so the crust is as crisp and crisp can be.

    How to cook perfect tarte tatin

  • Add the eggs, and stir furiously so most of the egg is absorbed into the rice, then continue to stir-fry for a couple of minutes until some of the rice has just begun to caramelise and toast.

    How to cook perfect egg fried rice

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