National English Toffee Day

National English Toffee Day - A Sweet Treat

"Toffee is a confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses (creating inverted sugar) along with butter, and occasionally flour.  A popular variant in the U.S. is English Toffee, which is a very buttery toffee often made with almonds.  It is available in both chewy and hard versions."  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_toffee

National English Toffee Day

If you are looking for an English Toffee recipe to try, give this one a shot:

RECIPE (makes 16 servings)

  •  1 Cup of butter
  •  1 1/4 Cups of white sugar
  •  2 Tablespoons of water
  •  1/4 Cup of slivered almonds
  •  1 Cup of chocolate chips

Directions 

Butter a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.  In a heavy skillet, over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar and water.  Bring to a boil and add almonds.  Cook, stirring constantly until nuts are toasted and the sugar is golden.  Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.  Let stand for a minute then spread the chocolate over the top.  Let cool completely, then break into pieces.

Preparation and cooking time:

  • PREP --- 5 mins
  • COOK --- 15 mins
  • READY IN --- 20 mins

COFFEE PAIRING

This recipe for English Toffee will go perfectly with these coffees:

Of course whatever coffee you choose to pair with this sweet treat, it is sure to go nicely.

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Originally found at: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/english-toffee/.

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