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Friday, January 8, 2016

English Toffee

English Toffee is the focus of celebration on the 8th of January. While it is not known who or when toffee was first made in England it is thought to have gained popular vote during the 1800s. More than likely it was during that time that sugar was able to be purchased cheaper than in earlier years.
Toffee is a sweet confectionary that is made by boiling sugar til the mixture thickens enough to set. A variety of toffees have been made over the years including soft brittle, light brittle or dark brittle. Each of them with or without nuts and maybe even raisins included in the pulled or poured treat.
recipe source here
1  butter
1 C sugar
1 C chopped almonds
1 C chocolate
Mix the butter and sugar in a sauce pan and cook over medium/high heat
Continue to cook without stirring until the candy thermometer is at the “Cracked Stage” on candy thermometer or when it's caramel colored and starting to smoke.
Stir in the Almonds.
Line a 9x13 glass pan with parchment paper
Pour the candy into the pan
Let it cool a just a bit and sprinkle half the chocolate over the top, it will melt and you can spread it around.
Top with finely chopped almonds
Once that side is set flip it over, melt the rest of the chocolate and spread it over the second side.
Top with finely chopped almonds

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