Toffee to the rescue of my slimming figure

November 17, 2011
There is a law, as simple as gravity that declares that there must be opposition in all things. So, here is the antidote to my knockoff slimfast recipe. It is sure to cure anything the slimfast might cause!

Beth’s easy and fantastically delicious toffee.

In a large cast iron skillet or heavy pan, melt half a pound of (real) salted butter with two tablespoons of water and 1 1/4 cups of white sugar. Once everything is melted throw in about half a cup of chopped nuts. Almonds are the traditional, but I also adore walnuts or pecans. Stir until its a deep golden brown and then pour onto a foil covered cookie sheet. Sprinkle  immediately with 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. In a few minutes, spread the melted chocolate evenly over the candy. Sprinkle with more finely chopped nuts.  It’s a good idea to press the nuts in a little so they get a good hold on the chocolate as it re-hardens. Let this sit. . .as long as you can. It will take about an hour to cool enough to break up, but even while still warm and a little pliable, it won’t offend your sensitive taste buds.

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