Saturday, 12 December 2009

Hazelnut toffees


These pretty little hazelnut toffees are one of the all time favourites, and perfect Christmas presents. They are very easy to make and I really enjoy pouring the toffee mixture into those small coloured metal cups. These toffees remind me of my childhood, and how toffee was a special treat then. It's nice to make these at Christmas time and memorize the good old days. 

Ingredients:
makes about 40 toffees
2 1/2 dl white sugar
2 dl cream
1 1/2 dl milled hazelnuts (you could use almond too)
25g butter

1. Pour th sugar into a big kettle and let it get a nice light brown colour. Be careful not to fry it too long. Add the cream and let the caramel bubble up. Cook until the caramel thickens and it simmers with big bubbles. The caramel's temperature should be 120°C so that it will harden properly. 

2. Add the butter and the milled nuts, mix well. Pour into small aluminium cups, put in the fridge overnight. Store in the fridge. 

9 comments:

  1. These look good! Would be nice mixed on on a cookie tray...thnaks!

    SouffleBombay

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  2. That looks just the right thing for Christmas parties. I like it.

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  3. Oh my goodness! so glad you commented so I could come to your blog, these look AMAZING!!

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  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I now know what I am going to give for my Christmas Baking gift.

    Really, thank you! :o)

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  5. Thank you Bonnie, I'm very glad you like my blog! I like yours too. Your welcome Emily, I'm very happy that I've helped you with your Christmas gifts!

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