Chocolate almond buttercrunch toffee
It seems that where ever you look on the blogosphere these days you see a recipe by David Lebovitz. Usually an incredibly yummy ice cream recipe accompanied by rave reviews.
Naturally, I felt like I was really missing out so went along to his blog for a look see. And I found this.
Chocolate almond buttercrunch toffee to be exact. It looked way too good to resist. I love toffee, I love almonds and I love chocolate.
I whipped this up for a picnic with a group of friends. It was a big hit. The toffee was brittle and crispy providing a great contrast with the smooth chocolate. The almonds added a great nutty edge to the whole thing.
It was quick and easy to make. The only problem I had was in overcooking the toffee a little. It began to burn just as I got it to 300F that the recipe requires. I will cook with a lower heat next time. But it was fine tastewise. I also didn't have enough almonds to add the second layer on top of the chocolate. Again, I don't think it mattered much.
The recipe can be found here.
This is what I love about foodie blogs. They have opened up a whole new world of books and writers and recipes. Fantastic.