What is the difference between English toffee and toffee?
What’s the difference between English and American toffee? The main difference is that traditional English toffee is created without nuts, while American toffee is created with a variety of nuts. The most common nuts being the almond. However, at Scamps Toffee we prefer luscious California walnuts to adorn our toffee!
Why is my English toffee grainy?
Toffee gets gritty because the sugar has crystallized. Crystallization usually happens because you either let the temperature get too hot, or sugar crystals formed on the sides of the pan while you were cooking and then spread through the candy mixture like a chain reaction.
Why is my English toffee soft?
Why is my toffee soft? If your toffee doesn’t have a hard texture (where you can snap it in half) you did not cook it long enough. Again, the 5-minutes is just a guide. Cook it until it is the color of a brown bag.
How do you stop English toffee from separating?
How to prevent toffee from separating
- Don’t change the heat suddenly, hot or cold. Try to keep the temperature even during the whole cooking process.
- Make sure to follow the instructions and stir as often as indicated to keep the mixture together.
- Try to use a heavy bottomed pan that will distribute the heat evenly.
What’s the difference between English Toffee and Almond Roca?
What is the difference between Almond Roca and English toffee? Almond Roca and English Toffee are pretty much the same things. While English toffee describes a hardened caramel topped with chopped nuts and chocolate, Almond Roca refers to a brand name for the same delicious treat.
Why is English toffee so good?
The English toffee so many of us prize is, it turns out, an American invention. During cooking, the sugar caramelizes, which accounts for the rich brown hue of good toffee, as well as the buttery, caramel-like flavor. As with most boiled sugar candies, care is required during the manufacturing process.
Should I stir while making toffee?
Do not stir the mixture as it cooks, as introducing a wooden spoon to the mixture as it boils can cause crystallization. After you make the Toffee, cleaning the saucepan is an issue. The best way to remove all that hard caramelized sugar is to fill the saucepan with water and bring it just to a boil.
How do I know when toffee is ready?
Test toffee is ready by placing a teaspoon of hot toffee into a glass of cold water, if toffee cracks its ready. Fresh water is needed for every test. When ready, toffee will be golden brown in colour. Allow bubbles to subside.
Why is toffee called toffee?
The food writer Harold McGee points to the native Creole language wherein toffee indicates a mixture of molasses and sugar. A third theory says that toffee’s earlier spelling, “toughy” or “tuffy”, was actually meant to refer to it’s chewy toughness. The term is said to have come from a southern British dialect.
What is Almond Roca?
This is a simple homemade Almond Roca recipe. Very similar to chocolate-covered English toffee. An easy to make almond toffee covered in dark chocolate, a sprinkle of sea salt and toasted almonds. It is hard to believe that something that tastes this good is made from five ingredients. A recipe that pays homage to a favourite toffee candy of mine.
What is Almond Toffee made of?
What is unusual about this almond toffee is that it is made from brown sugar and butter. For those of you that dread having to make toffee or caramel from white sugar, this recipe will bring you joy. The whole disaster of crystalising the mixture by some rogue sugar, or stirring while on the boil is a nonfactor.
Is it safe to use a candy thermometer for Almond Toffee?
If you are using a candy thermometer you will be pretty safe from this happening. Trust the temperature guys. If your almond toffee ends up being on the chewy side it means it hasn’t come up to the right temperature. Don’t panic if it is chewy, it will still be delicious.