For August’s book Pride & Prejudice, I decided to try my hand at some classic English Toffee. There were a couple reasons for this including that I had a date with my Mommy the day after book club and toffee is her favorite. Mostly though, it was that I had 99.9% of the ingredients on hand and wouldn’t have to put on real clothes and go to the store to make it. The only thing I was missing was pecans for the topping, but we all got by just fine with only almonds on top.
This was the first time that I successfully used my candy thermometer! So excited. Last year, I tried to make Miss Tara some pralines and I thought I could get by not getting the temperature hot enough, but man oh man was I wrong. Those pralines were a terrible fail.
This toffee, however, was not a fail. It was a triumph! It was so so easy to make and it made enough that I was able to share some with the rest of the staff. Miss Angie liked it so much that she made a batch the following week! I definitely recommend this recipe and I loved the flavor that the whiskey added. I just used Jack Daniel’s as I thought my husband would be angry if I touched any of the good stuff.