Friday, January 16

Making English Toffee

Last Thursday was National English Toffee Day. Skip to My Lou did a guest post on Tip Junkie with the instructions on how to make Alice Belle's World's Best English Toffee Recipe (her Grandmother.) I have never tried to make candy before but this looked so yummy we made it that day. Princess G is adding the sugar to the stick of butter
(we halved the recipe because I did not want too much candy!)
1 stick of butter
2/3 cups white sugar
1 Tablespoons water plus 1 1/4 Teaspoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 3/4 Cup chocolate chips (milk chocolate is best but semi-sweet is good also)
First, prepare a pan lined with buttered aluminum foil.
Melt butter in a saucepan and add sugar and water and stir well.

Over medium high heat cook, stirring frequently, until it reaches 300degrees. If the candy appears to separate (with a layer of melted butter on top) stir vigorously to make it come back together again.Watch CLOSELY at 285 degrees, since it cooks quickly and will scorch at high temperatures.

At 300 degrees remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Carefully pour toffee into prepared pan smoothing to desired thickness and let set about a minute. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

Wait about three minutes until chocolate chips are soft and melted from the heat of the toffee. Smooth chocolate across the top of the toffee.

Place in refrigerator until hard. Peel aluminum foil from back of toffee and break into pieces!
A little ballerina pose, very necessary when making candy.

I did the cooking as the syrup gets very hot. Once it reached the right temp I poured in the prepared pan. I let the girls pour the chocolate chips on top, they ate a handful too!
I forgot to take another picture when we took it out of the refrigerator but it was so yummy! (Skip to My Lou has great pictures along with the recipe so head on over there to see what it looks like when you are done.)
The girls forgot about the candy after a few days but we ate the last piece last night. Princess G wants to make some later today! I will have to see how they are feeling as they are home sick today.

3 comments:

  1. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! That receipe looks really good! May have to try it!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Happy New Year and Artful Blessings,
    Kathryn

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  2. Oh how I love toffee--though I'm avoiding it since Christmas :) I'd eat the whole batch.

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