Give the gift that keeps on smearing
December 23, 2009 1:53 PM Subscribe
[HomemadeCandyFilter] We made Chocolate-Almond Buttercrunch Toffee according to this recipe
. The toffee part is great; the chocolate part appears to be a train wreck.
posted by DarlingBri to food & drink (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Basically, it's break and spread nuts, spread toffee over top, break and spread chocolate, add another layer of nuts. Everything went flawlessly, including the making of toffee with our thrilling new candy thermometer. But the chocolate is not re-hardening at all. This is not good.
I used continental plain chocolate (74% cocoa) and it never occurred to me this might happen or that I needed particular chocolate. Is this stuff ever going to get hard or will I have to scrape it off and do this over again with some other chocolate?
Where did I go wrong and how do I fix this? We plan to give this stuff as packaged gifts so I do need to fix it. Thanks!