I have tried many, many toffee recipes over the years. Quite a few of them have been complete failures (and I have a funny feeling it wasn’t the recipe).
Luckily, I’ve learned a few things from my mistakes, and I’ve also found a tried and true toffee recipe, which helps make up for any “human error.” This really is the Best Toffee Ever, and it’s perfect for sharing with family and friends this holiday season!
- Use a large, heavy, pot. This is definitely one of those times it’s best to follow the advice of Julia Child and “always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.”
- Melt butter and sugar over medium-high heat, whisking the WHOLE time (the constant whisking is very important).
- Bring your toffee to a steady, but NOT rolling boil, at about medium heat, and continue to stir constantly.
- When your thermometer says 285 degrees, drop a bit of toffee into some ice water…it should be brittle. If so, it’s done!
That’s it! You’re ready to make some delicious toffee. It really is worth all that whisking and stirring!
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from allrecipes.com