Toffee Recipe???

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by TammyTX, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I need a trusted toffee recipe and helpful hints to make non-grainy toffee, please??

    Today is not humid so I thought that would be a good start. [​IMG]
     
  2. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
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    oooohhhhh I want in on this one !!!!!! Please share !!!!
     
  3. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I think this one is hard to beat-it's from Sunset magazine-forget all the "Fleur de sel" stuff & just use kosher or any coarse salt.

    An extra-crisp toffee with a spark of salt. Prep and Cook Time: 1 3/4 hours, plus 1 hour of chilling time. Notes: Use caution when working with sugar syrup, as it can cause severe burns. Set out your baking sheet so it's ready to use, and keep ice water nearby to cool any burns. Toffee keeps at room temperature in an airtight container up to 2 weeks; chilled, up to 1 month. Fleur de sel (French for flower of salt) is the top layer of sea salt skimmed from seawater evaporation ponds and often has a delicious minerally flavor; find it at gourmet grocery stores.

    Yield: Makes 1 pan (10 by 15 in.); 40 pieces (serving size: one 2- by 2-in. square)


    Ingredients
    2 cups pecan halves
    3 1/2 cups sugar
    1 1/2 cups butter
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    12 ounces bittersweet chocolate
    2 teaspoons fleur de sel (see Notes) or coarse sea salt
    Preparation
    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Put pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and cook, stirring occasionally, until toasted, about 8 minutes. When cool enough to handle, chop roughly. Divide into 2 batches; chop 1 batch finely. Set both batches aside.

    2. Put sugar, butter, salt, and 3/4 cup water in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium heat (see Notes). When butter and sugar are melted, increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is deep golden brown and measures 310° on a candy thermometer, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully stir in vanilla (mixture will bubble up) and finely chopped pecans. Pour into a 10- by 15-in. rimmed baking sheet. Let toffee cool until set, at least 30 minutes. (For even pieces, you can score the toffee by cutting it with a sharp knife after it has set for about 10 minutes, scoring into 5 strips lengthwise and 8 strips crosswise to yield 40 pieces. Wipe knife clean with warm water after each slice for easier cutting.)

    3. Chop chocolate and put in a medium metal bowl. Fill an 8- or 10-in. frying pan with 1/2 in. of water and bring to a boil. Take off heat and put bowl of chocolate in the water. Let sit about 5 minutes. Stir chocolate until melted. Pour over toffee; with a knife or offset spatula, spread evenly. Sprinkle chocolate with roughly chopped pecans. Let sit 20 minutes, or until chocolate is cool but still a bit soft. Sprinkle with fleur de sel. Chill until set, about 1 hour.

    4. To remove, gently twist pan to release toffee, then chop or break into chunks. Store in an airtight container.

    Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2- by 2-in. square.

    Nutritional Information
    Calories:207 (61% from fat)
    Protein:1.1g
    Fat:14g (sat 6.2)
    Carbohydrate:23g
    Fiber:0.5g
    Sodium:202mg
    Cholesterol:19mg
    Sunset, DECEMBER 2007
     
  4. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    That sounds pretty good. Thanks! I remembered I need a new candy thermometer. Hopefully the weather will hold.

    ....anyone have more??

    What about brushing the sugar off the sides of the pan..? Or is that fudge?
     

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