12.04.2007

Merry Christmas to Me

I won! I won! Francie over at the ScentedCottage had a give-away not too long ago and I won. She was giving away a very generous gift of a $25.00 gift certificate to her fabulous web boutique. Thank you Francie and I can't wait to go shopping for my early Christmas gift. Francie is the most delightful Southern lady with a big heart. She is always giving away a little sumpin'. I hope you will visit her delightful blog and cottage shop.

I wanted to share with you today a candy recipe that I made this past Sunday. I gotta' tell you this stuff is so good it will make your eyes cross. If you like Heath bars then you will love this. It's very rich so break it into little pieces. It made enough to fill a Christmas tin as a gift and another tin for my family.

English Toffee

4 cups butter (that's 8 sticks) :) (no substitutes)
2 cups sugar
2 T. light corn syrup
1 cup blanched almonds, slivered
4 ozs. semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup pecans, ground

Combine butter and sugar in a heavy, big pot. Add syrup. Cook on medium high heat until it boils up, then add the almonds. Cook, stirring constantly until candy themometer reaches 290 degrees. Pour immediately onto 10" x 15" cookie sheet with sides. (I lined mine with parchment paper.) Melt chocolate. Spread on candy while warm. Sprinkle with pecans. When cool and hardened, break up and store in airtight container. Yield: 2 lbs. Yummo!






32 comments :

bj said...

OMGosh...that looks so delicious I am drooling all over myself! UMMMMM I can hardly wait to get to the store for ingredients and make this. Thanks so much for giving us the recipe and the delightful pictures!
bj

Janet said...

Looks yummy, but did you mean 4 sticks of butter or 4 cups (2 pounds...eeek)/ Just askin'.

Janet

Ruth Welter said...

Ow Lynn, what a yummy toffee recipe this looks like. I think I might like to try this... Thanks so much for taking the time to post this recipe.

bj said...

Lynn, sweetie, I just added a note on the end of my today's post about the Chicken Salad...nothing to it, really. You can add anything at all that you like....
bj

cityfarmer said...

Oh my, is that FOUR sticks of butta????

Nunnie's Attic said...

YUMMY!! I would probably love this. I make the crackers with the toffee and heath bars and melted chocolate. Since you shared this recipe, there are no calories right??

Love,
Julie

Nunnie's Attic said...

LOL!! I just checked in with all the bloggers tonight. I finally can see the pictures everyone is posting. Anywhoop - I read your post and left my comment. Then I flipped back to my comments and lo and behold, who was visiting me?? That's funny!

Love,
Julie

Michele said...

Oh Lynn, this recipe just looks way to good. Thanks so much for stopping by my new website, I appreciate the comments. We "are" pink sisters, LOL. I will add your link to my new website and thanks so much for adding me.
Hugs~ Michele

Sandi McBride said...

Well Mac said that looks wonderful...him and his sweet tooth...me being diabetic, can you make it with splenda?

Michelle said...

Lynn, that looks yummy!! Did you need my address? :) I think this will be my new candy for this season. Michelle

Michelle said...

Lynn, I forgot to mention, congratulations on the giveaway! Make sure you let us know what you pick :) Michelle

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

2 lbs!! YUMMY!! I might just have to try it!! Bring on the butter!!

:)Brittany

p.s. Come see me, I have something for you

Linda said...

This looks so delicious, I would like a piece this very moment:). Thank you for the recipe, I'm going to make this for sure.
Congratulations on your win I know you will find a special treasure. Linda

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hi Lynn

I LOVE toffee and your recipe looks very tempting but my poor teeth just can't cope with chewy toffee any more..
I could always lick the toffee ...ummm.
Michelex

Elzie said...

Oh, I wish I could come home to you and have a cookie LOL. They seems so yummy.
Hope you're having a great Wednesday.
Love Elzie

Brenda said...

i have been looking a great Toffee recipe. Thanks

Mary said...

Oh, yummy!
xoxo,
Mary

Classic Charm said...

oh my..that looks wonderful! I'll for sure have to make it!
Rose

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Lynn, yummy yummy toffee :) Congrats on your win, how wonderful you can now go shopping!! Jenn and Jacqui xo

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Sounds like Almond Roca and I have got to try this recipie! My DH will love this one! Thanks for sharing :)

Hugs,
Dena

Classic Charm said...

So happy you won!
Rose

BittersweetPunkin said...

Congrats on your gift and thanks for that recipe!
Blessings,
Robin

Cottage Magpie said...

Congratulations on your win! And your toffee looks delicious. I don't know if you would be interested or not, but I posted a recipe a couple of months back that required no corn syrup and no thermometer! I love it!
~Angela :-)

Jill said...

mmmm, yum! That's my favorite candy anyway, so I'll have to try this.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Lynn! MMMM I love toffee! Now that I see the four sticks of butter, I kno why, lololol! Congratulations, I am so glad you won!!! What a fun prize too! Shopping :) I hope you let us know what you buy!!

Love ya,
Amy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That candy looks soooo good!!!! I love Heath bars, so I will have to try this.

Penny

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Toffee!!! My favorite!!! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

I am so happy you won the giveaway - I am so thoroughly enjoying the one I won from you!!!

Kari & Kijsa said...

We just went and visited Francie at the Scented Cottage...so fun...congratulations on your win!

Have a very blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

~love said...

that looks out of control delicious!! =)
i'm so excited to make that...off to add those ingredients to my list!
thanks for sharing!

Joy said...

I love it when bloggers do step by step recipes and this one looks like a keeper, thanks for sharing! :)

Naturegirl said...

(((((YUMMO FOR SURE)))))
I have written down the recipe and will make it!!!! All that ((((butter))))..I know no cutting back...oh boy here goes the lbs...
Thank you for sharing!!! NG

Lisa E said...

Lynn, I tried the recipe and mine had a great taste BUT didn't get hard...was more like a toffee chew than a toffee crunch. What'd I do wrong? Maybe didn't cook the sugar long enough? Whadayathink?

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