Happy holidays, Noshers! We’re finally in the homestretch! Things have been quite crazy at work (it’s quite past midnight as I write this and schedule it for Wednesday morning!), but nothing a little fleur de sel toffee can’t fix, right? For this holiday season, I thought it would be fun to make some sweet treats to send to friends, and of course per usual my preferences tend towards the salty and sweet combination. I was debating between homemade marshmallows and this toffee, and the toffee won out – but hey, there’s always next year, right? This was the first time I used a candy thermometer, and I loved it! And with only 5 ingredients, this recipe is super simple.
You will need:
Fleur de Sel Toffee (recipe from Martha Stewart)
- Vegetable oil, cooking spray
- 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter
- 2 2/3 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- Fleur de sel, for sprinkling
1. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Bring butter, sugar, water, and corn syrup to a boil in a large saucepan, whisking frequently until sugar dissolves and butter melts. Cook, undisturbed, until mixture registers 300 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 12 minutes.
2. Whisk toffee mixture, then immediately pour onto prepared sheet, tilting pan to spread over entire surface. Let stand for 30 seconds, then sprinkle with fleur de sel. Let cool. (Do not move the pan for first 30 minutes.)
3. Break toffee into pieces. Toffee will keep, covered, for up to 1 week.
Are you making any sweet treats this holiday season? What are they?