This is one of my most popular posts for the holidays. English Toffee makes a great gift!
I believe homemade gifts are the best kind. A homemade gift shows that you cared enough to spend your time on it and put a little of yourself into it. The holidays are a great excuse for making something decadent like English Toffee. What teacher, coworker, or mail carrier wouldn’t like a gift like this? Real English toffee calls for dark chocolate, but I prefer milk. Use whatever chocolate you like.
- 2 sticks of butter, divided
- 1 C. superfine sugar
- 2 T. cold water
- 1/2 C. chopped raw almonds
- 1/4 t. salt
- 1 C. milk chocolate chips
Use one T. of butter to coat a rimmed baking sheet, set aside. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, bring 14 T. of the butter, all of the sugar, and the water to a boil. Boil for about ten minutes, stirring constantly. Use a candy thermometer and boil the mixture until it reads 300…
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