Friday, December 23, 2005

Christmas Candy: Lemon Vanilla Toffee

Yes, more christmas candy! As you might have noticed by now, toffee-making is really serious business in Sweden, as christmas approaches. You're swamped with recipes. This one is adapted - it was originally for lemon toffee but I got wild and crazy (ha!) and decided to add one of my very many vanilla beans. Yum!

Lemon Vanilla Toffee

300 ml cream (full fat)
1 vanilla bean
200 ml golden syrup
300 ml / 240 g sugar
2 tbsp butter
juice and zest from 1 lemon

about 70 tiny paper cups

Put the paper cups on a tray.

Start by putting the cream in a small saucepan. Score the vanilla bean, and put it in. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and cover with a lid. Let the cream infuse for fifteen minutes. Remove the bean, scraping the seeds into the cream, and discard.

Mix cream with all the other ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and let boil slowly on medium heat until it's 122-125°C or passes the "soft ball test".

Pour the toffee carefully into each paper cup. Be very careful! Cool, and store in an airtight tin.


Alanna Kellogg said...

Hi Anne - have loved the toffee posts of late! A couple are bookmarked, one's even printed. And if I find a spare 30 minutes, I'll make one yet! God Jul! Alanna

Melissa CookingDiva said...

Very nice!!! I loved them. Felices Fiestas from Panama :)

Deetsa said...

Oh my... my teeth are getting all tingly just looking at that toffee. The lemon version sounds just divine!

Lori said...

Beautiful photo, Anne. I love toffee. Getting it right is difficult here in Manila because of the humidity.