A Smashing History of Toffee dates this tasty confection's name being recorded in 1825. It is believed the candy making itself dates farther back with the official date of its first making not being known. It is for certain, however, that a form of toffee has its own special day of celebration.
January 8 is...
National English Toffee Day
This form of caramel has a pleasant crumbly snap and marries well with nuts and chocolate. Enjoy it plain or infuse baked goods with shots of its buttery goodness.
So, what do you do on National English Toffee Day?Recognized by the National Confectioners Associations and celebrated by millions across the country, January 8th of each year celebrates National English Toffee Day. A popular variant of the original toffee that is a confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses along with butter, the United States adapted “English toffee” into a very buttery toffee usually made with almonds. This toffee is available in both chewy and hard versions. The Heath bar is a type of candy bar that is made with an English toffee core. Notice how well the toffee pairs with chocolate!
Make some toffee and eat it or incorporate some in a recipe, of course!
Easy Homemade English Toffee (Recipe)
English Sticky Toffee Pudding (Recipe)
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Hot Toffee Sauce
Chocolate Almond English Toffee (Recipe)
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Healthier English Toffee (Recipe)
Toffee Apple Cupcakes (Recipe)
Extra bonus recipe...