Tuesday, December 9, 2008

English Toffee

This is a fabulous recipe from my mom's collection that we have enjoyed over the years.

1 lb Butter
2 cups sugar
2 TBSP corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
6 TBS hot water
chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
chocolate chips (milk chocolate)

First, spread a thin layer of nuts on a cookie sheet. Once you start cooking the toffee, you will need to be constantly stirring. Combine butter, sugar, syrup, salt and water and boil until it reaches "soft crack" on a candy thermometer. Once it reaches soft crack, immediately dump on the cookie sheet and spread with a spatula or spoon. While still warm, but slightly hard, dump chocolate chips and spread until smooth. Dump nuts on top. Let chill until the chocolate hardens and break into pieces.


Kathy said...

Thanks so much for posting this. I'm going to make some,but it would be way better if it was made by you. We'll think of you while we are enjoying it. Gracie want's me to tell you that she loves your banana bread and would like you to make her some. Miss Ya..
Love Kathy & Gracie

Amanda said...

LOL! I will have to fedex some to her :) We miss you all as well. Hope you enjoy your holidays as you are away from everyone! We love you!