Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying their New Year! We've been visiting family the last couple days and are loving it. I just wanted to check in to let you know when I get back home next week I am going to post pictures of a new ring I recently designed, so check back soon. I think you're going to like it.
I also thought it would be fun to share a FABULOUS English Toffee recipe with you. My mother made this every Christmas while growing up, but I think it could be made for any special occasion...especially for Valentine's Day that is fast approaching. I think it would look beautiful wrapped up in a little red box to give to your special someone . I was a little nervous about making it at first but was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make.
1 pound butter
2 cups Sugar (C&H)
5 Tablespoons Water
1 cup raw chopped almonds
1 pound bag milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup finely chopped almonds to sprinkle on top of the chocolate
Melt butter, add sugar and water on medium low heat.
Stir until sugar and butter are incorporated.
Continue stirring as it turns creamy light color. Bring temperature to medium heat, stirring CONSTANTLY.
Add raw almonds just before soft crack stage.
When it reaches soft crack, and turns toffee color, pour onto buttered marble or cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with milk chocolate chips. Once the chocolate is melted, spread with spatula.
Sprinkle with finely chopped almonds.
Cool--allow enough time for the chocolate to harden. Crack into pieces.
(This is the "toffee" color you want...be patient...it will eventually darken!)