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Thread: Simple flop-proof toffee recipe pls

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    Does anyone have a simple toffee recipe - the basic one ... hopefully not needing a sugar thermometer as I dont have one.

    Some of the family like a chewy type and others like the hard ones.

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    hmmm, I have a very simple/flop-proof easy Toffee recipe but does require the use of a candy thermometer. A candy/sugar thermometer is a must when cooking sugar like that. I got mine at Wal-Mart for just a couple of dollars....anyways here is the recipe..

    1 1/4 cups sugar
    1/3 cup light corn syrup (I use Karo)
    1/3 cup water or rum (good either way)
    2 sticks butter cut in small peices and kept cold until ready to use
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    10 oz chopped nuts (optional, but very good with pecans)
    8 oz chocolate (I use chocolate chips)

    combine Sugar, Syrup and water/rum in a small deep sauce pan and cook over med. boil until large bubbles are breaking over the surface.

    Then cover with a piece of tin foil and let cook for 5 mins.

    Then add butter a couple of peices at a time and continue boiling to 300 degrees. (stir continually)

    remove from heat and add baking soda and salt.

    stir in nuts.

    spead on a small cookie sheet lined with reynolds release foil.

    sprinkle chocolate chips and let set for about 3 mins, then I spread the chocolate chips as they have melted.

    When completely cool, remove from pan and bang it on the counter to break into peices.

    I know this sounds like alot but it really is simple to make and takes about 20-25 mins.

    Hope you give this a try,

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    Thanks Harley Biker sounds simple enough will try it when I have bought a sugar thermometer - regretably we dont have walmarts here in south africa but I am sure I will find one.

    Thanks again

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    Ruth if you have a sweet tooth - there is a traditional scottish recipe called 'tablet' that is dead easy to make....its sort of like fudge but not chewy it just melts in your mouth......it is ridiculously sweet and should come with a health warning...but it is absolutely delicious!!!

    If you would like the recipe just pm me :D

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    Here's a really easy one to make that is like a heath bar.


    Fool’s Toffee

    36 to 40 saltine crackers (1 sleeve)
    1 cup (2 sticks) real butter
    1 cup packed dark brown sugar
    2 cups (12 oz.) milk chocolate chips
    ˝ to 1 cup chopped pecans

    Line a 10x17 inch-baking pan with foil and coat the foil with butter. Arrange the crackers in a single layer with sides touching in the prepared pan. Combine 1 cup butter and brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
    Pour the butter mixture over the crackers. Using a wooden spoon spread the mixture evenly over the crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and let stand for 2 minutes or until the chips soften. Spread the chocolate evenly over the prepared layers. Sprinkle with pecans and press lightly. Chill for 30 minutes or until set. Break into pieces and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarleyBiker
    hmmm, I have a very simple/flop-proof easy Toffee recipe but does require the use of a candy thermometer. A candy/sugar thermometer is a must when cooking sugar like that. I got mine at Wal-Mart for just a couple of dollars....anyways here is the recipe..

    1 1/4 cups sugar
    1/3 cup light corn syrup (I use Karo)
    1/3 cup water or rum (good either way)
    2 sticks butter cut in small peices and kept cold until ready to use
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    10 oz chopped nuts (optional, but very good with pecans)
    8 oz chocolate (I use chocolate chips)

    combine Sugar, Syrup and water/rum in a small deep sauce pan and cook over med. boil until large bubbles are breaking over the surface.

    Then cover with a piece of tin foil and let cook for 5 mins.

    Then add butter a couple of peices at a time and continue boiling to 300 degrees. (stir continually)

    remove from heat and add baking soda and salt.

    stir in nuts.

    spead on a small cookie sheet lined with reynolds release foil.

    sprinkle chocolate chips and let set for about 3 mins, then I spread the chocolate chips as they have melted.

    When completely cool, remove from pan and bang it on the counter to break into peices.

    I know this sounds like alot but it really is simple to make and takes about 20-25 mins.

    Hope you give this a try,
    Harley: Can't wait to give this recipe a try. Thank you!

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