Thursday, December 20, 2012

Grandma's Buttery Toffee

English Toffee | The Little Red House
   Gazing across the amazing images on Pinterest this afternoon a vision of English Toffee from The Little Red House caught my eye. My mind wondered to holidays past and the memory of kitchens filled with laughter as we gathered over the years to make wonderful buttery toffee.

Grandma's Buttery Toffee

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup white syrup (Karo)
3 Tablespoons water

Combine these ingredients in a heavy bottom sauce pan and cook over medium heat to 300 degrees (hard crack stage). 

Stir in:
1/4 teaspoon baking soda 

Pour the mixture onto a buttered baking sheet and place on top:
4 large chocolate bars

Sprinkle with:
3/4 cup slivered almonds

   Once the candy cools, we break into random pieces and store it in air tight containers between layers of wax paper. You can score the candy making nicely shaped bars or squares, but I have never been that patient:) 
    This toffee recipe has passed through the years and remains a holiday staple at every family gathering, often tucked in jars and shared as a gift under the tree. Tell me some of your favorite holiday treats..I would love to hear about them.

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