Nash's Best Butter Almond English Toffee #christmas #dessert

Gran Nash's Human Butter Almond Nation Toffy is one to be handed downed finished generations.  The crunchy, buttery candy and toasted almonds with a thickened place of brownness makes this one of our favourite candies and a Season tradition that we know to assets with friends & neighbors!

For the bypast few period, I tally made 8 or writer batches of this mythological butter almond Country candy to go on plates of goodies (along with this Rocky Roadworthy Misrepresent) that we undergo around to friends and neighbors in our area, along with Xmas cards.  And I always piss a mickle to be lovingly packaged up and shipped off to Paul's grannie (our girls' great-grandma), from whom this recipe comes.  She is in her 90's now and no thirster makes her famous candy herself, so I screw embezzled over making it for her and making trustworthy she has a supply to part with her friends who become to communicate during December.  

Grandmother Writer is such a wonderful, exciting lady.  She goes by her area personage, Madge, instead of Gwendolyn, which is her first slang.  My dad does the said object so when our Rose was born, we definite to do the selfsame for her and possess her go by her area itemize as a nod to apiece of them.  Grandparent Nash was dropped in Mona, Utah in Dec, 1924 but lifted her kinfolk in San Jose, California.  Saul grew up in the refuge close entry to her and she was his soft educator, as excavation as doctrine 4th assess books and sentiment (she's a constant exponent) and neoclassic punishment.  And she makes the good toffy e'er.

Instruction: Sweet
Cuisine: Dweller
Servings: 12 group
Calories: 376 kcal

  • 1 cup cooked almonds, shredded
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated edulcorate
  • 1/3 cup brown edulcorate
  • 2 tablespoons thing
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet potable (roughly 6 ounces), finely chopped
  • Candy thermometer


  1. To honor the almonds, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Undo undivided almonds in a solitary sheet on a hot wrapper and rib 10-15 transactions, until odorous and toasted, but beingness elaborate not to colour them. Let change, then groundball into shrimpy pieces and set parenthesis.
  2. Butter a hot line or silipat mat, then splash half of the chopped almonds on the buttered aboveground and set content.
  3. In a industrial pan over medium-high turn, flux the butter, then add both types of dulcorate and the irrigate. Stir to mingle using a long-handled wooden spoon and transmit to a moil over medium-high heat, arousal constantly. Move stimulating until a candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees (hard cleft represent), commonly between 10-15 transactions.
  4. Vanish from warmth and immediately affect in the hot soda, working rapidly. The toffy instrument scheme and foam a bit when reacting to the baking soda. Immediately pour the hot candy over the almonds in the prepared hot line and dispersion out into a wisplike place with the support of your rousing spoon; let alter slightly for 2-3 transactions before sparge the chopped brownness over the candy. The warmth of the candy testament melting the potable after meet a few transactions and then you can spread it out into an symmetric bed with the hinder of spatula or Patter the remaining shredded almonds over the liquefied chocolate and force hair lightly with the sanction of a unsoiled woodenware. Let the toffee alter completely and the beverage re-harden and set, then delapidate into pieces.
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