National English Toffee Day
To make the delicious toffee flavor, butter and brown sugar are combined. Then, drizzle with a rich layer of chocolate. Yum!
National English Toffee Day celebrates all that this delicious treat has to offer in beauty, tradition, and deliciousness!
Around the turn of the 19th century sugar became more readily available in Europe. This led to sweet treats like English toffee and candies. Many historians believe that toffee-making techniques may have originated in Wales, and were then transferred to England by Great Britain.
Toffee is made from butter and brown sugar, which are caramelized together. It only requires a few ingredients such as vanilla extract and salt. You can also use milk chocolate to top the toffee.
English toffee has been traditionally made without nuts. American toffee, on the other hand, may contain nuts. However, you can still enjoy making delicious toffee and enjoying it on National English Toffee Day, whether you have nuts or not.
There are many ways to celebrate National English Toffee Day. You can come up with your own ideas, or you can use these great ideas to get started:
The first order of business when celebrating National English Toffee Day, is to find a source and then enjoy it! English toffee, or it could just be called “toffee” for those who live in England, can be bought in many shops that sell candy. You can also order them online if they aren’t available locally.
These delicious English toffees are available for purchase:
While it requires some attention, you can make English toffee from scratch at home with just a few ingredients. It’s also easy and fun. National English Toffee Day is a perfect time to get creative in the kitchen, as it falls during winter.
Begin by gathering all the ingredients: butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Add chopped nuts if you wish. Combine the butter and brown sugar, then stir in the vanilla and salt. Stirring constantly for 15-20 minutes, until the mixture turns a dark brown color. The mixture should reach 285 F using a candy thermometer.
Spread the toffee mixture on a baking sheet. Let it harden for 20 minutes. Cover the pan with melted chocolate. Let the chocolate harden before breaking the toffee up into small pieces. Enjoy!
A box, basket or bag filled with English toffee is a great gift idea for anyone who loves toffee on National English Toffee Day. This is the perfect time to share some toffee, whether you pick it up at a candy shop or make your own.
You could bring a large plate of it to work and share it with colleagues. You can also wrap the toffee in individual packets and send them to school as a snack. It would also make a great treat for teachers!
After it has been made, English toffee is easily broken down into small pieces that can then be used in many delicious recipes. Heath sells toffee bits in bags at most American grocery stores.
These creative ideas are possible to bake with the distinctive flavor of English toffee bits in celebration of National English Toffee Day