Monday, October 31, 2011

English Toffee Recipe - EASY

English Toffee, ready to serve

Okay, I'd like a show of hands here: How many of you have been keeping this a secret from me these oh-so-many years?? If I'd known then what I know now, I would never have bought a Heath Bar, a Skor bar, or a piece of English Toffee.  Ever. This is SIMPLE.

And how do I know this? Because I Googled (of course) English Toffee Recipe after eating a delicious piece of toffee Kevin bought in Evergreen, CO. It was SO good, and I thought that perhaps I could attempt making toffee myself. After all, I'm sure I need another 2,000 calories a day and something else to keep my blood sugar high! (sarcasm here, folks)

When I did the Google Search, the entry that caught my eye was 'Cooking for Engineers.' What??! So of course I clicked on that one. What I found next, as I scrolled down past all the usual wordy, imagey stuff, was this CHART which showed at a glance exactly what I needed, what I needed to do, and when I needed to do it. LOVE THIS. Just the facts, Ma'am. Just the facts.

(You'll need to click on the link above for the easy recipe.)

Toffee, after chocolate chips and crushed almonds are applied

This rectangular Tupperware box was almost half full.
Just look what 2 sticks of butter and a cup of sugar can make!

A few things you will want to know:
1.  I set my burner between LOW and MED and toward the end, only lowered it. Be patient.
2.  It does take about 15 minutes of steady, seriously fast stirring as you're waiting for the toffee to reach 300 degrees. (It helps a lot to have a candy thermometer!)
3. Do not make a commitment to lose 10 pounds until this stuff is out of the house! Don't say you weren't warned.

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Unknown said...

I had no idea how easy it was to make English toffee either!! This is so going on my things to make this holiday season!! Thanks for the recipe, Judy!

Judy S. said...

This has been one of our favorite holiday recipes ever since our n'bor gave it to me years ago. Using a candy thermometer makes it a little less touchy as you know exactly when it reaches 300 degrees (hard crack). You're right it takes a while! My recipe calls for 1/2 tsp. baking soda though instead of the salt, and I've always used chopped walnuts. It is indeed very yummy! (And calorie free, right?)

Anonymous said...

Say WHAT?! I gotta try this!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

We just discovered English Toffee last year! Love it! I think our recipe is similar, I will have to find it... It is from the Ghirardelli Cookbook. Too too good!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Wow! That does sound easy enough for me and because I need another 2000 calories a day, too, I'll be making this soon! Greg will love it when he gets up in the middle of the night and goes to the kitchen!

Candace said...

I had no idea! It looks delicious!

Tiffanee said...

Oh English Toffee is my Favorite!! I could eat a whole batch all by myself. Bookmarking this to make soon!!

Under Her Wings said...

What a day to put this on your blog! Today is the first day of the rest of my life (again.) I'm going back on Weight Watchers to try to get rid of this extra 15 pounds that seems to creep up on me like an evil slave master. So do I need to see something like that? I LOVE those things!

Marti said...

Thanks for the recipe. We all love toffee, can't wait to try it.

Melinda said...

I LOVE toffee! I have had mixed results when trying to make my own - maybe you could just make them for me - 'kay?! :)

Anonymous said...

My hubbs LOVES toffee and I try to make it each year. I will so be using this recipe!! Had to pin it. I would LOVE it if you would link up to my tuesday linky party {totally tutorials tuesday}

Unknown said...

I use to work at a bakery and we made something similar to this. Yum! Thanks for sharing on 2 Maids a Baking!!

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, my word, that would be devoured at my house! It looks absolutely addictive, and I haven't even smelled or tasted it ... yet!

Unknown said...

That toffee looks DELICIOUS!!! Oh my goodness I have to make this!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and noticing my painted fireplace! You are such a sweet blogger friend!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

laurie said...

Wow this looks like it turned out PERFECT!

Cranberry Morning said...

The English Toffee couldn't have turned out better. But I think it's because a)It's EASY and b)I used a candy thermometer and c)How can you go wrong with butter, sugar, chocolate, and almonds?! I mean even if it hadn't turned out, that combination still would taste good!

Just Jaime said...

YUM! This looks amazing!

Carrie said...

Pinned this, and your newest follower! My husband loves toffee, and I can't wait to make this for him.


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