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Toffee recipe for gift giving this Christmas

heartofmyhomecreations's picture

Can you help me find a quick and easy recipe for chocolat and almond toffee?  Something not to fussy with temperatures, mayber a microwave or quick stove top version.

Thank you!

heartofmyhomecreations

Pielove's picture

toffee (post #71531, reply #1 of 5)

This recipe, from CT regular TracyK, is great-- I make it for my family every year.  

 http://www.cookstalk.info/hazelnut_butter_toffee.htm

This recipe is quick and easy, but it does specify temperatures-- with toffee, you do want to be precise because if you cook it too little, you get the dreaded tooth-stick, and your friends and relatives will all lose fillings.  If you cook it too much, then it's burnt and gross.

Another homemade candy that is truly amazing is CookiMonster's caramels:

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/honey...

I make an orange-pecan version, and a sea-salt version-- both are delicious and wildly popular.  But again, you will have to be precise with the temperatures to get the right texture.  

pie

Gretchen9's picture

What Pielove says is just (post #71531, reply #2 of 5)

What Pielove says is just right. With candy making you do have to cook to a temp, and if you don't, your candy will not be good. It isn't hard, and you can get an adequate thermometer in the supermarket aisle.

Pielove's picture

pralines (post #71531, reply #3 of 5)

I just happened to be reading another recipe and came across this easy, no-thermometer praline recipe.  It sounds like it might fit your criteria, check it out:

http://theteachercooks.com/2009/12/01/pr...

pie

heartofmyhomecreations's picture

pralines (post #71531, reply #4 of 5)

Hi Pie,

These look good and very simple to make.  It's not toffee but everybody loves pralines.  Worth trying and I happen to have everything I need right now.

Thanks,

Cathy

Gretchen9's picture

You can make peanut brittle (post #71531, reply #5 of 5)

You can make peanut brittle without a thermometer. I used to make one in an electric skillet that was TDF.