Friday, December 25, 2009

Toffee Problem -- SOLVED!

So I had my husband help me make one last attempt at English Toffee, and -- well, the butter separated, but the toffee was deliciously crunchy. He wasn't willing to give up so, even though we had to leave the house in 30 minutes to visit family, he called the expert -- his mom. Now why didn't I think of that? Round two was quick and perfect! Want all the secrets? Okay!

English Toffee

1 C butter
1 C sugar
1/4 C water
chocolate chips (I always use semi-sweet!)
chopped nuts, if desired

Place all ingredients in a heavy-bottomed pan (one you have a lid for!) on medium-high heat and stir with a wooden spoon until it all melts together. Make sure the sugar no longer feels "grainy." Then ditch your spoon -- straight into the sink! -- and put the lid on your pan. Wait 60 seconds or so, making sure the sides of the pan steam up. This removes any crystalized sugars from the sides of the pan. Remove the lid and stir with a clean wooden spoon until it turns the color of a brown paper bag. Watch it carefully, and don't stop stirring! Pour onto a marble slab or foil-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and wait until they are soft enough to spread, then sprinkle chopped nuts over the whole mess. (I usually put the nuts underneath the toffee, but do it however you like!) Ta-da! Cool, break apart, and EAT!!

Thanks, Carol!!!!


Crystal Hendrix said...

YEah I am so glad you were able to get it to make!! I will have to try you method!

Elise Edwards said...

I think I might have to try this too- today! I liked your Christmas tea towel post as well :)

Leslie said...

this sounds very yummy

Nishant said...

I will have to try you method!

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Lisa said...

Just read about your recipe through Elise's blog. Sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, and the tips. Merry Christmas! Lisa

Elise Edwards said...

We made it yesterday! I followed your directions exactly, and it turned out to be perfect and delicious. I really had no idea that making toffee could be so easy.

And I did layer walnuts first, then poured the toffee on, then sprinkled the chocolate chips. And then couldn't resist sprinkling on some grated coconut too. I was the mom/wife superhero of the day :) Thank you!

Unknown said...

i will try this methode i like it really
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