Well, today was day 2 of my annual Christmas candy-making marathon and guess what? The toffee didn't come out right!#%!&!!
new candy thermometer!
What the heck!!! It was soft and grainy but smelled and tasted really great, with it's chocolatey top layer and buttery bottom. BUT IT WASN'T CRUNCHY TOFFEE!!
So I ignored it while I made some Sugar & Spice Pecans, hoping it would somehow fix itself while I wasn't looking.....and then this idea popped into my head..... TRUFFLES!! .....why not? it was worth a try. How bad could it be since it still tasted good. And I WAS NOT going to throw away a pound of butter and 2 1/2 cups of sugar!
Soooooo.......I cut it all into squares
and rolled each square into a ball
and rolled each ball in finely chopped nuts.......
BEHOLD.....my new invention: "Almond Roca Truffles"!!!
All my taste-testers loved them and said to "forget the toffee, just make more of these!".
Oh great! Now watch....I'll never be able to replicate my mistake again!
Honestly, these things just might be the best things I've ever eaten.
Now what? I guess I just have to hope that my toffee turns out wrong again tomorrow when I make another batch.........
next day: Of course batch #2 came out perfectly.....in fact, it just might be the most perfect batch of toffee I've made in 28 years! DARN IT!!!!