Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cold Sunday!

But no snow here!!! Yippieeeeeeee Hope all that do have stay safe!

After Church I made some Almond Toffee yummy I got the recipe from Oprah's site.
I only did the chocolate on one side.
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Almond Toffee
Recipe created by Kate Stewart Rovner


Kate Stewart Rovner's almond confection won Best of Show in the candy contest at the 2009 State Fair of Texas.
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup European-style butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. corn syrup (Karo)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups almonds , with skins, coarsely chopped and toasted
12 ounces milk chocolate , chopped, divided use
2 cups finely chopped almonds , toasted, divided use
Butter a 15"x10" jellyroll pan.

In a 3-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar, brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, Karo and salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to medium. Cook at a gentle boil for 10 minutes, stirring often, until temperature reaches 290°. Add almonds and stir until thermometer returns to 290°.

Remove from heat. Immediately pour the mixture onto the prepared sheet and spread. Sprinkle 6 ounces of the chocolate over the toffee. Let stand for 2 minutes. Using a small offset metal spatula, spread the chocolate over the toffee. Sprinkle with 1 cup of finely chopped almonds. Press gently Refrigerate uncovered until firm, about 2 hours.

Microwave remaining chocolate until melted.

Invert toffee onto a waxed paper–lined baking sheet. Spread with melted chocolate and sprinkle with remaining almonds. Press gently. Refrigerate uncovered for 2 hours or until set.

Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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My newest snowman!! He's tooo cute. A hair client gave him to me for Christmas.

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4 comments:

Pat said...

CUTE snowman.......wish I could have some of the "sweets" you made!

imspecl said...

Tango, that Toffee looks delish - I think I'm fading into a diabetic coma looking at it LOL. Such a cute snowman!

imspecl

Danielle said...

I love this stuff but have never made it...now I'm dying to..especially after seeing how easy it is. YAY!

Patti T. said...

Wow, that looks really really good! I will have to remember this when all my holiday sweets are a distant memory.