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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Easy Toffee

I'm still looking for an easy, tasty toffee or nut roca.  My last post is tasty, but I thought I'd try a recipe I found at Tasty Kitchen to compare.  I found Tasty Kitchen by way of missamy who has great pictures of the recipe steps.  The toffee was so easy to make!

Toffee floating near the 12 Apostles, Port Campbell Nat'l Park, Australia

The color of the cooked toffee mix is good on missamy's pictures so that's what I went by.  However, I didn't let mine get quite as dark, but almost.  Mine did NOT smoke, but I did close the bedroom doors with the smoke detectors just in case!  I also used medium high heat, not high heat.  I only made 1/4 of the original recipe (but almost a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips) and put it in a 8 x 8 baking pan. I also used pecans and almonds for the topping.  I like how the sliced almonds "slice" through the toffee.
I think the flavor is close to my earlier post, but these won't crack your crowns! I sprayed the pan with cooking spray, but next time I would use parchment paper to line it - a tip from Anna at Cookiemadness.  I want to try this using my brown sugar recipe, but follow the technique for the Tasty Kitchen recipe. 
Let me know what you think if you try these!    Linked up to: Sweets for Saturday

7 comments:

  1. I so love Toffee. Especially in an ice cream bar. Although I do make soups and pizza. Deserts are an area of ignorance (my part) or indifferecen (her part) around here. Actually with retirement we just plain eat out to much. That grows old after while.
    btw I did a post on Corkscrew recently. This year was only our second trip to Florida. A year ago we went to spring training to watch the Twins. This year to visit my wife cousin in Sebastian. I like Florida more and more, especially all the refuges and the warm weather doesn't hurt either. :)

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  2. No problem. There's a little blue tab at the bottom of the post with a blue frog's head on it. Click on it, then type in the url of your post, the name of your sweet treat, and your e-mail address. Then, follow along to select your picture and you'll be good to go. I'm delighted that you'll be linking up this week.

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  3. That looks delicious. I have a huge sweet tooth!

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  4. Toffee is so delicious! I made it for the fist time this year, but omitted the nuts. I'm going tohave to add the nuts next time, yours looks so good!

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  5. These toffees look delicious. I can munch on them all day long!

    I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn' have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!

    Amy
    http://utry.it/2011/03/culinary-smackdown-battlecookies.html

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  6. "These won't crack your crowns," lol! I love that you're exploring nut roca and toffee. I need to give this a try, especially if it's easy.

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  7. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. It looks delightful.

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