Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Christmas Candy: Gingerbread Toffee

Success! I managed to make toffee for christmas after all, even though I had a horrible disastrous experience early on. This recipe makes an incredible, gingerbread-dough-flavored toffee. It's a fairly soft toffee - nothing that you'll break your teeth on - but go ahead and boil it longer if you want it stiffer. At your own risk though!

Gingerbread Toffee

100 ml cream (full fat)
50 ml golden syrup
100 ml / 80 g sugar
1 tsp gingerbread spices (cloves, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom)
1 tbsp butter

Make a small form out of greaseproof paper, or use any small form and grease it.

Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and boil on low-medium heat until you reach 122-125 °C. I strongly suggest using a thermometer, but if you don't, it's done when you can drop a little of the batter in cold water and roll it into a soft ball. This takes different time in different kitchens, but estimate 20-30 minutes. Or so.

Pour the toffee carefully in your prepared form, and let it cool. When it's cold, but before it's rock solid, cut into suitably large pieces, and roll up in greaseproof paper.


sailu said...

Toffee is something I am looking forward to trying this Christmas too..thanks for sharing this recipe,Anne.

ce said...

Hej! Jag funderar på att testa honung och saffransbrödet du postade om tidigare. Men jag undrar hur mycket jäst du använde? Det stod ett paket active dry eller nåt sånt? Motsvarar det vanligt 50g kub färsk jäst?

Anne said...

ce - jag använde vanlig torrjäst, och ett paket torrjäst motsvarar ett paket färsk jäst, så du borde kunna använda det. Men däremot vet jag inte riktigt hur det blir att förjäsa med färsk jäst.. du får testa! Annars finns torrjäst i varenda butik. :)

Melissa CookingDiva said...

Hello Ann, the candies look delicious. Glad to learn that they turned out beautiful the second time. Hugs and Happy Holidays from Panama! :)

ce said...

hej igen, jag använde 30 g färsk jäst och funkade perfa. men fick addera bra mycket mer mjöl än receptet gav! så nästa gång minskar jag nog vätskan. kanske berodde det på att jag inte använde torrjäst? brödet blev både fint och gott så lär testa fler av hollywoods bröd framöver. tack

Jeena said...

This is a wonderful toffee recipe I can imagine the flavours of the spices coming through such a lovely sweet. Great post thanks. :)