Help! My Toffee is the worst!

by Judy
(New York)

I've tried again and again, but I need help, my toffee is the worst.


I have made toffee four times. The first time it was a slimy mess, the second time a gritty horror, 3 and 4 it looked good but was more like taffy than toffee.


What a waste of ingredients! Please give me advice.


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Sep 17, 2009
TOFFEE
by: PENNY

HI; I'VE MADE CHOCOLATE COVERED ENGLISH TOFFEE EVERY YEAR FOR XMAS, THE TRICK IS TO HAVE A GOOD CANDY THERMOMETER AND GET IT TO THE EXACT TEMP WITHOUT BURNING IT.

I HAVE AN AWESOME RECIPE IF YOU'RE INTERESTED.

YOU CANADIAN CHOCOLATE LOVER..

Sep 17, 2009
Hand Over The Toffee Recipe! :)
by: Angie

Penny,

We'd love to have your toffee recipe here. Please do add it. Even if Judy doesn't use it, I sure will and probably a bunch of other toffee lovers.

Thanks so much!
Angie

Dec 21, 2009
Here are my hints for toffee
by: Marilee516

I have been making toffee for 10 years now and it always turns out great. For my first batches I used a candy thermometer and it was a pain. I now just cook it by sight. Here are my hints:
I use a heavy sauce pan on medium heat. I stir constantly the butter, sugar, water, salt mixture until the butter is melted and it starts to boil. Then I STOP stiring and let the candy softly boil, on medium heat, until I see the mixture showing a little brown. (with my gas stove this takes about 10 minutes.) Then I add the Almonds and constantly stir and cook until the candy is golden brown. (about another 3-5 minutes). When it is the color I like I remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda. I have a buttered cookie sheet ready and I pour the chot andy on the sheet and spread out. Immediately I sprinkle on milk chocolate chips. After they melt for a few minutes I spread them out on the candy. Lastly, I sprinkle the top with finely chopped pecans. Cool for 30-40 minutes and break into pieces. I store the candy in a cool place. I hope these hints help!

Sep 30, 2010
Toffee/Caramels nit turning out
by: Anonymous

Make sure you aren't making toffee or caramels in rainy weather. It won't turn out if the air is wet.

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