Aran Goyoaga's Hazelnut Butter Toffee
Recipe type: Candy
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Serves: 2 cups
Easy crunchy and sweet, homemade toffee studded with toasted hazelnuts.
  • ½ cup (90 g) toasted hazelnuts (see here for toasting directions)
  • ⅔ cup (140 g) natural cane sugar
  • ½ cup (110 g) unsalted butter (or vegan buttery sticks)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  1. Combine sugar, butter, water and salt in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat stirring until the sugar dissolves and the butter melts. Stop stirring. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Cook until the temperature reaches 300 F (150 C). Add the toasted hazelnuts and stir quickly. Pour the toffee onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Let cool completely. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container for about 1 week.
  2. Variation: add ½ teaspoon espresso powder or coffee extract with the sugar, butter, water and salt. Proceed with the recipe as written.
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