Gluten-free Monday: Toffee

Hankerin’ for dessert, but the cupboards are sparse? No worries. Here is a quick, simple, 3-5 ingredient recipe for a dessert. (Taken from Super Easy Toffee.)

Toffee

Ingredients

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

1 cup sugar

1/8 of a teaspoon sugar

Optional:

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate

1 cup finely chopped almonds

 

Directions

  1. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Allow to come to a boil, and cook until the mixture becomes a dark amber color, and the temperature has reached 285 F Stir occasionally.
  2. While the toffee is cooking, cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  3. As soon as the toffee reaches the proper temperature—about 15 minutes, it should look medium brown in color and should be clear—pour it out onto the prepared baking sheet.     Optional: Sprinkle the chocolate over the top, and let it set for a minute or two to soften. Spread the chocolate into a thin even layer once it is melted. Sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate, and press in slightly. Putting a plastic bag over your hand will minimize the mess.
  4. Place the toffee in the refrigerator to chill until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.

 

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About missbodie

The Dragon Lady is a life long tea drinker. Her first coffee shops were Big Boy and the Oriental Diner in downtown Milwaukee. She lives in our Nation's Capital with three bicycles and an energetic tabby cat.
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