It's been a minute since I've posted something delicious and not too healthy and this one is going to make your tastebuds go crazy! I don't have much of a sweet tooth but I am a fan of having a treat here and there, and these are so perfect to pop into your bag for when you're having a craving.
I always thought that toffee would be a difficult thing to make, and because it's been years since I've made them (terrible I know), I had to start from scratch and teach myself all over again. The one thing that you definitely need is a sugar thermometer to get the exact temperature right. I find these to be so great as an accompaniment to a gift, just on the side as a thoughtful and sentimental aspect, it always shows that you put in the effort to go the extra mile.
I hope you love this recipe and try it out, it's really is so simple to make and it's one of those treats that you can keep for 2-3 weeks without it going remotely bad. So happy baking lovelies!
Recipe: Chewy English Toffee
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup honey
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp maldon salt
2 tsp. vanilla essence
Add the sugars, cream, butter to a heavy based pot, and stir with a wooden spoon until the sugars have combined. When this happens, turn up the heat to a quick boil.
Once you see the boil, return to a medium heat and put in the sugar thermometer.
You can wipe down the sides with a wet brush, only a few times though.
You have to boil the sugar until it reaches 2120-123 degrees Celsius, when this happens, quickly remove form the heat and add in the salt and vanilla essence.
Pour the mixture into a prepared baking dish, lined with parchment paper and sprayed with a grease proof spray or butter.
Let the toffee cool overnight, and when you are ready to cut, make sure your knife is sharp and dip into hot water every time you make a cut to ensure that the edges are clean.