Friday, December 18, 2009

English Toffee

This is definately the time of year that I love making candies.  This will be a gift for the music teachers, and for my dad, who loves nuts, and this type of thing. This recipe can be doubled, or tripled depending on the amount you need.  This recipe can either use a candy thermometer, or it will turn out well without (by following directions).

English Toffee
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 pound salted butter (no substitutions)
1 cup nuts (pecans, almonds, hazelnuts)

In large frying pan over high heat (you will keep it at high the whole time), melt together butter, water and sugar.  Stir constantly.    If using a candy thermometer, boil until mixture reaches 300 degrees F.

If you are not using a candy thermometer, do the following:  When mixture starts to turn brownish, add nuts.

Continue to cook and stir until mixture is the color of a brown paper bag.

Pour mixture onto UNGREASED jelly roll pan.  Let the mixture take its own shape.

When mixture starts to cool, you can sprinkle chocolate chips on top if desired.  Let sit until melted, and then spread.

Can add more chopped nuts on top if desired.

Package in cute jar and Wa-Lah!  Another great, fabulously delicious, inexpensive gift.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Katie! I'm going to make this today with the kids. I really can't wait to eat it. I LOVE toffe. Amy S.