Wednesday, January 13, 2010

English Toffee Take 2


Even though our first attempt to make toffee ended so terrible, we were not ready to throw in the towel. We received some insider tips from Mrs. Fowler and other tips from our loyal readers. What we walked away with is that our heat was too low and it should take less than 30 minutes to make. Oh, I almost forgot mention that we were able to sample Mrs. Fowler's toffee. You know how it is, you need a sample so you’ll have a benchmark. This toffee is SOOO O good. I actually had to hide it from myself so that I could save it for Anthony to enjoy! Anyway, armed with this information, we tried again. This time our results were MUCH better. We still need some practice. I think that I got scared and took it off the heat a touch too soon. It’s very yummy and has the right texture but Mrs. Fowler's was still a little more brittle than ours. We’ll try again soon but this batch will go into our bellies and not our trash can, so we’ll count it a success

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Mrs. Fowler’s English Toffee.

Ingredients:

  • 1lb Real Butter
  • 1 T. Water
  • ½ t. Vanilla
  • 2 C Granulated Sugar
  • ½ lb Slivered Almonds (we used Pecans)
  • Dash of Cinnamon

Directions:

  • Melt butter in heavy kettle.
  • Add sugar, stirring briskly with a large spoon.
  • Add water, cinnamon and almonds, stirring constantly.
  • Add Vanilla.
  • Mixture will thicken and fall way from the sides of the kettle when nearly done.
  • Cook until it turns a toffee tan.
  • Pour onto well-buttered tray and spread to a thin layer.
  • When cooled, break into pieces

21 comments:

Velva said...

Cheers to a delicious batch of toffee! YEAH!

George Gaston said...

I absolutely love toffee and this looks good to me.

I bet it was your little helper doing the stirring that made this batch perfect! Great job...

Claudia said...

Hooray for you and your adorable helper! It looks delectable.

Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

It looks like Anthony is a great help in the kitchen. It won't be long before he is writing guest posts on your blog!

Elra said...

He is amazing, very talented young boy. Bravo!
Your toffee look absolutely scrumptious.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I see a Food Netwrk show in Anthony's future! Good job! Glad the toffee turned out well ..it looks delicious in the photo, and I also like pecans better than almonds.

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

These toffee looks really good ! Nothing is better than a home made filled with effort and love

Coleen's Recipes said...

Oh dear, I dare not make this because I would eat the whole pan. This looks fantastic. Way to hang in there.

Martha said...

It's after Christmas -- sweet treats are banned from Linderhof and here you are making toffee! It looks soooo good! And I'd rather have toffee than chocolate!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious and it's so nice that you have kitchen help!!!

Chow and Chatter said...

yipee practice makes perfect good for you for trying again love it

Chow and Chatter said...

yipee practice makes perfect good for you for trying again love it

Suzie said...

Yum, yum, yum and yum. Time to break out the sugar here as well, I think!

MaryMoh said...

I think I need a sugar fix now. That looks very delicious.

cookbookapprentice said...

The toffee looks wonderful, I've never made it but love to eat it!

Cheah said...

Hi! This is my first time dropping by. This toffee looks great, and I can see that you have helpers too!

grace said...

i love the pecans and sprinkle of cinnamon in this recipe! congrats on better success the second time around. :)

Zoe said...

Mmm love toffee! I will have to try this!

comfycook said...

Good for you - not giving up and being successful.

You have to tell me,how do you hide something from yourself? I would like to know that trick. LOL

Anonymous said...

Glad you tried again! It was yummy! Thanks for sharing.
Joy Fowler

Art and Appetite said...

Cassie, you got me here. I'm officially in heaven.