Sunday, November 15, 2009

Butter Toffee Crunch - Sweet Melissa Sundays

Considering my sweet tooth, when I read this recipe makes 3 pounds, I decided to cut it in half. Cutting recipes in half always reminds me of grade school...converting fractions. I decided to take advantage of the internet and find a recipe converter. I found a great site that allows you to enter the entire recipe, directions and all and even print it if you like.



Cavities or no cavities, I am so sorry I didn't make the full recipe! This toffee is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. The mixture reached the 290 degree temperature much quicker than I expected. Don't take your eyes off that thermometer or you will overcook it. When you purchase toffee, you see it in those nice little triangle shapes. So how do the candy makers do that? I used the wooden end of my meat mallet and some pieces are nice shapes but others are small crumbles? Maybe the candy makers have eat all the leftovers? Kind of like that one unforgettable I Love Lucy episode?

This recipe would be great for holiday gift giving. Thanks to Kaitlin of Kait's Place for choosing such a wonderful recipe. You can find the recipe on her blog and links to all of the other Sweet Melissa baker's here.

4 comments:

  1. I love love love that conversion site! I've been using it to quarter my recipes too!

    Your toffee looks delicious.

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  2. Your candy looks fantastic! It was so yummy! I used to use the conversion website all the time, but after a year of being in two baking groups, I have most of the fractions memorized (I still do need it sometimes).

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  3. Hi Julie!

    How are you? Sorry it's been so long since I've stopped by and said hello- things have been kind of crazy, but I have really missed talking with you each week after SMS postings. I hope you're doing well and would love to hear from you soon.

    Your toffee looks absolutely fantastic- great job! I'm so glad you had success with this candy… I had a bit of trouble with mine, but I went back with a different recipe and had much better luck.

    Thanks so much for sharing that recipe converter site- that is SO handy, and I will definitely be trying it out soon :)

    I hope you're doing well and having a fabulous start to your week. Can't wait to talk to you again soon :)

    <3,
    Joy

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  4. i halved the recipe as well and kicked myself for thinking a meat thermometer could double for a candy thermometer. doh.

    i couldn't work in a candy factory, there wouldn't be much product left to sell ;)

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