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How to make Toffee Brittle
Toffee Brittle is one of the most easy and fun candies to make and is perfect for party food, Christmas, Easter and any day worth celebrating. It can even be a good gift idea.
This candy was once a common sight in sweet shops at the turn of the century and no sweet shop was complete without it. This is obviously not the case anymore, being outcompeted by vast amounts of complex and unnatural candies and only available in some stores, but at least we can recreate this simple delight in our own homes.
Toffee Brittle can be eaten plain or with added nuts, including Almonds, Brazil nuts, Peanuts (to make peanut toffee brittle), with added Dried fruit, or both! Toffee Brittle can also be covered in chocolate if you’re a chocolate lover.
I will now outline the fun recipe with the ingredients needed to make toffee brittle.
- Combine all ingredients, Sugar, Butter, White Vinegar and Water into a heavy bottomed saucepan.
- Place over a low heat and mix until the sugar and all ingredients are dissolved.
- Turn up the heat and cook without mixing too much. The mixture will bubble a lot and look slightly frothy.
- At this point you will need to pay close attention to the mixture as it will begin to turn a darker, Toffee, colour. When this happens, drop a drops of the hot mixture into ice water and check if it turns firm and if it is to your desired colour and taste.
- At this point, if you like, you can add Peanuts, Brazil nuts or any nuts you want to the mixture. You can also add some dried fruit on their own or with the nuts.
- Quickly pour the Toffee mixture into a 9 inch/23 cm well buttered tin or something similar.
- Let cool until fully hardened, and transfer the Brittle toffee onto a flat surface to break into pieces. If you want to be original, use a Toffee Hammer to break the toffee, or if not available, use the handle of a knife.
Notes: The longer you leave to cook the darker the colour of the Toffee and the stronger the taste. If you cook for too long it will have a Treacle taste.
Plain Toffee Brittle
Toffee Brittle with Brazil Nuts
Chocolate Covered Toffee Brittle
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy this easy peasy recipe!