Monday, November 10, 2008

Making Candy

The holiday season is upon us, and we are starting to shop for the perfect gifts for family & friends. One of our favorite gifts to give during the holidays is homemade chocolates. We started this tradition a few years ago and it soon became a family favorite. The most important part in making delicious chocolates is in using the best chocolate. We use Guittard Molding Chocolate from An Occasional Chocolate.
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Easy English Toffee Recipe
1 pound real butter
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons water
12 ounces Guittard chocolate chips (more if you cover both sides!)
Almonds with skin on

Heat butter, sugar and water in a heavy pan to a rolling boil. Stir constantly until mixture is the color of an almond skin.
Spray a jelly-roll pan with cooking oil and sprinkle liberally with whole almonds. Pour sugar mixture over all.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and as they melt spread with a butter knife. Sprinkle with finely chopped almonds and cool until hard and break into pieces.

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