Saturday, November 12, 2011

I Heart Toffee

Many years ago I learned to make toffee. I always thought it was the hardest thing in the world to make. How wrong I was! I love making it, and have not made any in years. So today me and my side kick (with awesome fingerless gloves we got at a craft show this morning, accompanying a totally rad beanie we got as well) decided to make some.

Here is the recipe. It makes about 1 lb of toffee.

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
Chocolate chips (room temperature)

1. Take Parchment Paper and cover a cook sheet. This is where you will pour the toffee once cooked.

2. In a non stick pot, on medium heat melt butter and then add sugar. With a whisk, stir constantly. You do not need to stir fast, just keep stirring.
This is where I had my cute helper step in. It is nice to make someone else stir for a couple minutes!!

3. Stir until your candy thermometer is at about 285 degrees. It will start turning a brownish color.
4. Take and pour onto the parchment paper/cookie sheet. I will kind of drop tap the cookie sheet to spread it out. Don't try to spread it out with a spoon it will break the consistency.
5. After about 2 minutes take ONE chocolate chip and drop it on the corner.
If it DOES NOT SINK then it is perfect. Sprinkle the other chocolate chips on top.
If it DOES SINK then it is still to hot and wait about another minute.
Once the chips are sprinkled on the toffee, wait about 2-3 minutes for the toffee to  warm up the chips, and take a spatula (with PAM sprayed on it) and spread your chocolate layer over the toffee.
You can tell, our chips were from the fridge!! WOOPS!!
6. Sprinkle the Nuts on top (push into chocolate a little).

Put in The fridge for about 1 1/2 hours to chill. Then take out and break apart.

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