Caramel, at first sight nothing special – melted and slightly burned sugar, but confectionery would not be the same without it...
The history of caramel is somewhere in the past. Nobody knows who, or where, or when decided to turn ones carelessness into a basic confectionery ingredient.
Do you know, that sugar as an ingredient come to Europe in middle ages? Maybe that is the time that caramel was invented, or it came together with the sugar from the East.
In the end of XVIII century caramel was well known in all Europe and America. They use it for candies, creams, mousses and sugar coated fruits.