For the final day of BM# 46 under Car snacks, I wasn't prepared ahead and as a result had to struggle thinking how I can make what I planned to make. I was planning on making a Thattai or Peanut Pappu Billalu. Somehow getting back from work and thinking I could make them sound so tough. I decided I would settle to the other chocolate dish I had planned. After all what's Car snack without chocolate for my kids!
So I set up to make the Chocolate Toffee, when my kids decided to check out what I was doing. As it happens when they see me with chocolate, they didn't budge and wanted to see what I was making. Initially I didn't realize I had made something like this earlier. However I saw that previous toffee
was differently made.
This version is made using dark chocolate and milk chocolate in equal amount and topped with toffee. The most surprising part was that the toffee was just like what's sold. The candy type tastes exactly like this. I was so elated having finally cracked a toffee. Or rather I was noticing it only today. Whatever it was, I was happy combining this chocolate and toffee together.
Chocolate Toffee Brittle
For the Chocolate Layer
Dark Chocolate - 1/2 cup
Milk chocolate - 1/2 cup
For the Toffee Layeer
Butter - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 3 tsp
Molds for setting.
How to make the chocolate toffee
Chop both dark and milk chocolate into bits. MW for a minute with 30 secs spurts, until the chocolate is melted. Remove and temper well for 5 mins.
Spoon into the mold to half and set it aside.
For the toffee layer:
In a thick bottom pan, melt butter, then add sugar. Keep stirring until sugar is melted.
Keep stirring non stop until you see the sugar turning colour. The butter would almost become ghee at this stage where the sugar turns to brown colour and starts to set.
Immediately spoon out on the chocolate in the mold, and let it set.
You can either set it at room temperature or refrigerate.
Ensure the bowl used for tempering chocolate is dry. Whisk it well and temper it couple of times.
For the toffee, when it reaches the brown colour, it is a cricial stage as the sugar becomes very hard when it gets cooked more than required time.
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