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12 Gift Ideas for Toffee Lovers

Posted by Sweet T on Dec 22, 2016 7:15:00 AM

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You probably have at least one toffee lover on your Christmas list this year. If you’re wondering what to give to those candy connoisseurs, wonder no more! We’ve got a great list of gift ideas that you can give to them along with a tin or two of our delicious English toffee, to make their day even sweeter!

  1. The first item you might want to be on the lookout for is a candy hammer. These lovely little tools are purpose made to shatter sweet treats like toffee, and can be kept and reused time and again. Even better, you could have one engraved for that special someone, so they will have something to remember their sweet gift by!
  2. A personalized toffee lover’s mug, stuffed with… toffee! Chocolate, nuts, and creamy English toffee are best friends with hot drinks like coffee and hot chocolate, so add some high-quality coffee or cocoa to the gift for the total experience.
  3. Some warm, fluffy toffee colored socks and mittens. English toffee is the perfect winter treat, and warm, soft, toffee colored woolies will be the perfect accessory whether they’re just curling up in front of the fire, or heading out to enjoy the wintery outdoors.
  4. A recipe book for candy and sweet treats, and a big tin of English toffee. If your toffee lover is also a foodie, they’ll love to read about food too. Preferably while enjoying a delicious treat!
  5. A treat basket, including all their favorite goodies, as well as a book by their favorite author and a lovely fluffy blanket. There’s not much that beats curling up with a good book and some delicious treats!
  6. A big tin of English toffee, and some candy scented candles or bath products. Because when you can’t eat candy, at least you can smell it!
  7. A set of chic and stylish canisters, where the recipient can store their goodies, coffee, tea, or other treats, each filled with English toffee and other favorite treats. Just to get them started, of course.
  8. A brand new, leather bound journal and a big tin of Toffee. There’s nothing that makes thinking of and writing down beautiful thoughts easier than enjoying some top quality, creamy and delicious candy!
  9. A tower of toffee. Because if they really love it that much, they deserve to get enough to enjoy all year round!
  10. Some English toffee, a selection of nuts and some high-quality chocolate in different flavors and types. Because there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing!
  11. A big tin of delicious toffee, and a top of the line electric tooth brush. After all, those who love candy still need to take care of their pearly whites!
  12. The softest, warmest toffee colored sweater you can find. Because there’s nothing wrong with wrapping yourself in that warm, fuzzy toffee feeling too!

The truth is, toffee is a great gift all on its own, but there are lots of ways to make it even more special. Whatever you do, remember that the toffee lovers in your life will really appreciate their favorite treat, and they might even share!

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7 Reasons English Toffee Is the Best Candy Ever

Posted by Sweet T on Dec 20, 2016 7:05:00 AM

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Okay, so you do have a lot of candy options. We’ll admit that. You only need to visit a candy store to know that. However, while there certainly are options out there, there are several reasons why the best English toffee wins the candy game, hands down. Here are our top reasons, to help you decide for yourself.

1. It Has Butter

There are few things that are better than hot popcorn, right? Except hot popcorn with butter. The same goes for a hot, toasted bagel or a short stack of pancakes with maple syrup. They’re all made infinitely better by the addition of lashings of butter, and candy is no different. Since English toffee is made with butter, it’s got the good stuff built right in!

2. It’s Just Sweet Enough

Sure, when you were a kid, the only thing that really mattered, when it came to candy, was that it had sugar, sugar, and more sugar. If you’re like most people though, your tastes have matured as you got older, and you’ve learned to appreciate sweet treats that have just the right amount of sweetness, and toffee has that exactly right.

3. It’s Creamy…

A great toffee is not grainy like fudge. Instead, when you cook it just right, low, and slow, and take care cooling and handling it just right, you end up with a rich, creamy, delightful treat that is smooth and delicious to eat.

4. …And Crunchy…

Which other candy out there can be creamy and crunchy, depending on which stage of enjoying it you’re at? Toffee is, and you’ll enjoy the snap and crunch of this treat before it literally melts in your mouth.

5. … And Chewy!

As if two texture sensations weren’t enough, the best English toffee has another one in its pocket: chewiness. In fact, you’ll find that it takes a while to savor each piece of our candy, which means it’s the candy for the gourmet, who understands that less is more, and that eating and enjoying high quality treats slowly and luxuriously is the real way to appreciate the finer things in life.

6. It Has Chocolate

Okay, we’ll admit that if there’s one candy that comes close to toffee in terms of deliciousness and luxury, it’s chocolate. Which is exactly why we match our creamy confections with milk or dark chocolate. Because you can really have the best of both worlds, and you should. A big, delicious tin of it!

7. It Has Nuts

Finally, when it comes to our toffee at least, it has fresh, crunchy, and delicious nuts. Just enough to add some crisp, natural flavor to each mouthful. Since nuts are full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy essential oils, that means that in some small way, our candy is health food too, and you can feel good about eating it!

We may be biased, but we can promise you that these seven reasons to choose toffee are absolutely true. The best way to test them out is to try some toffee for yourself, but be warned, once you’ve tasted the best English toffee out there, there aren’t any other candies that will come close!

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6 Holiday Treats Made Better with Toffee

Posted by Sweet T on Dec 16, 2016 10:56:08 AM

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One of the best things about the holidays is the food, and if you have a sweet tooth, then it’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year… for desserts! Most of us have our traditional favorites, but what you might not know is that you can make already delicious goodies and treats even better, simply by adding real English toffee! Here are a few of our favorite holiday treat toffee upgrades for you to try!

#1. Scrumptious Shortbread

Traditional crumbly, flaky, buttery Scottish style shortbread is a holiday treat staple in many households, and it’s also one that can be easily improved simply by adding toffee! Chop up some good quality English toffee, and mix into the crumbly cookie dough before pressing it into a baking tin. It’s life altering!

#2. Turtle Inspired Cheesecake

Everyone who has tasted that delicious little chocolate treat, the Turtle, knows that the combination of flavors in chocolate, nuts and caramel is a match made in confectionary heaven. Why not use English toffee with chocolate and nuts as a topping on a traditional cheesecake, drizzled with caramel or Dulce de Leche, for a turtle inspired, creamy dreamy treat?

#3. Home Made Truffles

Homemade truffles aren’t just an amazing holiday treat, they’re the perfect gift too! To make good quality English toffee-coated truffles, simply make chocolate ganache using chocolate and cream and chill, as you would for ordinary truffles. Then whizz up some English toffee to create a rough chopped “dust.” Roll small amounts of ganache into small balls, and then roll in the toffee dust. Place in small paper cups and into small boxes for homemade gifts, or on a pretty plate as part of your dessert spread.

#4. English Toffee Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is definitely a holiday favorite in our houses, and it’s probably high on the list in yours. Make it even more of a hit by mixing roughly chopped chunks of toffee, right into the filling, so that when you bake it, you get all that extra creamy, chocolatey, nutty goodness!

#5. English Toffee Fudge

Fudge is another sweet holiday treat that you will find in most households. No matter what your favorite recipe may be, you can always stir in some finely chopped chocolate and nut-coated English toffee to take things up a notch.

#6. Cakes and Cupcakes

Most people feel somewhat divided on the issue of Christmas fruit cake, and we can’t really blame them. It’s a divisive sort of dessert. However, if you switch out your fruity favorite for a vanilla or chocolate version, large or small, and you top the frosting with chopped or melted English toffee, you will solve all your cake problems in one step. Because there’s nothing controversial about cake and toffee!

There are many other desserts and sweet treats that will benefit from the addition of good quality English toffee. You can stir some chopped toffee into hot cocoa, or eggnog, or enjoy it on its own. You can eat it as is, or give it as a gift. Whatever you do, you can be sure that sweet treats are even better when they’re made with love and with toffee!

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10 Amazing Facts About Toffee

Posted by Sweet T on Dec 13, 2016 8:02:00 AM

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We definitely think that English toffee is amazing stuff. After all, we’ve built a business out of making the finest quality toffee money can buy. We’re a little obsessed. We live toffee. We love toffee. We dream about the stuff…

But if you’re not quite convinced just yet, there are two things you can do to change that: first, read these amazing toffee facts, and second, order toffee online for yourself and taste what all the fuss is about!

  • Toffee is cooked at a very high temperature. In fact, it’s cooked until about 300 or 310 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a much higher temperature than caramels, which gives English toffee that unique and oh so special ability to shatter sometimes, or become extra chewy at others.
  • The best English toffee is made with pure, real butter, but there are variants that use different types of fat, and although they don’t quite taste as good, there are even vegan and lactose free varieties out there. We’re purists though, and all about the butter!
  • Americans love English toffee. So much so that there’s a national holiday devoted to its sticky deliciousness! It’s celebrated on January 8, and that’s even more reason to stock up early!
  • English toffee isn’t called English toffee in the United Kingdom! In fact, if you bought toffee in England, you’d come home with something like a chewy caramel instead of the chocolate and nut coated confection you get in the U.S. If you order toffee online, however, you can be sure you’ll get the real thing.
  • In the earliest versions of toffee, alcohol (usually rum) was used as a preservative. Thanks to better ingredients, and better storage options in our modern homes, we no longer need that addition, so our candies are all family friendly treats!
  • No one really knows who invented toffee, or when, but the earliest official mention of it was in the 1825 Oxford dictionary! The word is believed to have been derived from the word “taffy” which of course has come to mean something completely different in the U.S. today!
  • English toffee is made from the same basic ingredients as caramel or fudge. It’s just the ratio and the cooking method that makes the difference in texture and taste.
  • Many types of English toffee in the U.S. is dipped in chocolate, and covered in chopped nuts, and we think that’s the very best way to enjoy this type of treat!
  • The record for the largest piece of toffee in the world is held by Susie’s South Forty Confections, Inc of Midland, Texas, USA, and was set in 2002. That piece of toffee weighed 1.33 tons, and was 10.5ft wide, 8.5ft long, and 2ft deep. That sounds like an amazing toffee treat, and one we’d love to have seen (and tasted!)
  • The process used to cook English toffee is similar to that used to make the candy used in candy apples. In fact, in England and certain other commonwealth countries, candy apples are called toffee apples! When you order toffee online you’ll have the opportunity to purchase the exact type you really want.

Toffee is an amazing thing, and whoever it was that first created it, we’d like to thank them for giving the world a candy that’s chewy and crunchy, sweet but not too sweet, which makes such a great gift and plays so well with chocolate and nuts. What an amazing confection!

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What's Your Toffee Personality?

Posted by Sweet T on Dec 9, 2016 9:04:00 AM

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’Tis the season to eat toffee (or give it as a gift!) If you’ve never tasted the deliciousness that is English toffee yet, then you might not know what you should be looking for in the perfect toffee treat.

You’re in luck! Even though you might not know what your toffee personality is, we do! Read on to find out which type of toffee connoisseur you are.

The Trailblazer

You love to be the trend setter in your family, and you’re only too happy to introduce your loved ones to new tastes and treats. If you’re the trailblazer in your family, then this is definitely the year you want to introduce your loved ones to English toffee! They may fall in love immediately, but you’ll be the one who first introduced them to this wonderful candy!

The Savorer

You appreciate the finer things in life, and there’s nothing you enjoy more than to savor them slowly, while relaxing in luxury. Your philosophy that less is more is perfect for chewy, gooey English toffee, because it certainly lends itself to sedate, relaxed enjoyment.

The Sharer

You’re all about your family and friends, and you love to bake, create, and cook them treats and meals to remember. You’re likely to have spare umbrellas, hats, and scarves in your hall, just in case, and you’re always the first one to deliver hand-baked cookies to your child’s teacher when the holidays roll around.

If you’re a sharer, a big tin of English toffee is the perfect purchase at this time of year, because it lets you slow down just a little, and enjoy something sweet and delicious with all those special people!

The Stockpiler

You know what you like, and you like to know you can get your hands on it whenever you want to. You tend to buy clothes you like in various colors for any occasion, and you know that many of the treats that are available during the holidays won’t be available any other time.

If you’re a stockpile, go ahead… stock up! Order a few big tins of English toffee online that will feed your craving for gooey, chewy, chocolatey, nutty deliciousness for months to come!

The Sophisticate

You would never dream of buying anything that didn’t have a label on it, and you delight in serving food that has complicated names, and even more complicated preparation processes.

You love all things classic and refined, and you like your candy to reflect that too.

You’re in luck, when it comes to dark chocolate-coated English toffee. It’s got just enough comforting, delicious toffee in the center to be a traditional treat, but since it’s enrobed in sophisticated dark chocolate, it’s got that special refinement you love so much.

The “More Is More”

When it comes to sweet treats, you don’t believe in moderation. You believe in throwing caution to the wind, indulging your sweet tooth, and grabbing every opportunity to taste sweet, delicious treats.

A big tin of English toffee is the perfect treat for you, because it’s chewiness will satisfy your cravings, and keep you busy for longer. Plus, you know, it’s a large tin! You only live once after all, and if you love something, you might as well have it, right?

If any of these resonates with you, it’s time to buy English toffee online and satisfy your inner toffee lover.

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12 Things to Serve with Toffee for a Holiday Candy Platter

Posted by Sweet T on Dec 7, 2016 9:11:58 AM

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Let’s face it: food is a big part of the holidays, isn’t it? No matter what you celebrate, and when, chances are your festivities involve a lot of family get-togethers, and a lot of food!

It’s the one time of year when it’s okay to let your hair down, opt for the comfy pants, and indulge in all the delicious goodies you restrict during the year.

Since this is the time for all things yummy, why not go all out and create a fabulous holiday candy platter that will keep all the sweet toothed members of your clan happy! Here are a few great ideas of sweet treats that are perfect for holiday candy plates:

  1. English toffee, with or without nuts and other additions. In fact, it’s so good, why not include them all?
  2. Assorted chocolates (an easy option if you’re pressed for time, because you can just buy a few varieties and arrange them on a pretty plate!
  3. Assorted flavors of fudge. Make them yourself, or find a local supplier. There are companies that offer a wide array of flavors.
  4. Homemade cookies. Include holiday favorites like gingerbread and decorated sugar cookies for extra holiday flavor!
  5. Mini pumpkin and pecan pies. Nothing says holidays like these two desserts!
  6. Cheese cake with festive flair. Think pumpkin spice flavor or peppermint and chocolate. Serve slices or small cubes, or bake mini versions for hand held treats!
  7. An assortment of fruit and a chocolate fountain. It’s practically health food, really!
  8. Tiny berry tarts. Super easy to make if you use store bought tart shells and frozen berries!
  9. Candied nuts, dried and glace fruit.
  10. Holiday cake pops, whether homemade or store bought!
  11. A variety of holiday themed cupcakes, or just a couple of your family’s favorites.
  12. It’s not for everyone, but if your family do like holiday fruit cakes, then little cubes of precut cake is another nice addition.

Setting the Scene

If you really want to create a holiday candy wonderland, it’s about more than just the treats. If you’re going big, create a separate sweet table at your event, and use cake and candy plates in various heights to create visual interest. Group similar treats together, and don’t forget to provide plenty of plates, cake forks and napkins!

If you’re serving hot chocolate, coffee, or any other holiday drinks, it’s a good idea to place them near the sweets!

Smaller event? No problem! A fantastic antique china or shiny silver serving platter is great for fruit and cookies, and multi-tier candy platters are great for cakes, tarts, English toffee, chocolate and petit fours. 

Another nice idea, if your candy platter is going to be part of a big meal, is to have a few simple folded card take out boxes on hand, just in case. If your guests have overdone it at the dinner table, they will appreciate the option to take their sweets home!

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Winter Toffee Treats – Baking with Toffee

Posted by Sweet T on Dec 22, 2015 10:22:00 AM

2015-12-23_Winter-Toffee-Treats-Baking-with-Toffee.jpgThere are many great things about winter. Skiing, sledding and snowmen, Christmas, holidays and hot cocoa around the fire. One of the best parts about winter, however, has to be the food. It’s months until beach season, and with the cold weather, there’s never been a better time to bake and eat goodies, and there’s no better ingredient than good quality English toffee.

Here are some great ideas to transform your favorite goodies.

Cookies

English toffee and cookies are a great combination, and there are plenty of ways to add the rich, creamy flavor of toffee to your favorites.

Chop toffee and add to chocolate chip cookies before baking for chocolate toffee cookies. Or make a batch of icebox shortbread and press chunks of toffee into the top of the cookies before baking.

A variation of so called “millionaire’s” shortbread would be to top classic shortbread with chocolate ganache and sprinkle with toffee chunks, rather than layering caramel and chocolate.

Cake

There are many ways to add toffee to your favorite cake recipes. Chop it fine and add to whipped cream with some finely chopped nuts as the filling in a plain vanilla sponge cake, or create toffee chocolate bark by melting chocolate, spreading it on waxed paper and then sprinkling with chopped toffee. Break into shards and spear into a cake for a dramatic finish.

Bake a chocolate bunt cake and allow to cool. Microwave English toffee with a little cream, stirring every fifteen seconds or so, until the toffee is melted and you have a rich, creamy sauce. Drizzle the sauce over the cooled cake for a result that is worthy to be dessert rather than just a tea time treat.

Muffins

Muffins can also benefit from the toffee treatment. Add chopped English toffee to everything from bran muffins to oatmeal chocolate chip, for a delicious twist on old favorites, or sprinkle the tops of muffins with a mixture of chopped toffee and nuts before baking for a crunchy topping.

Brownies

Why make basic brownies when you can add interest with toffee and other ingredients. Whip up a batch of your favorite brownie mix (whether it’s homemade or store bought.) Prepare the baking dish, and then sprinkle the bottom with mini marshmallows, chopped toffee and nuts. Pour over the brownie mix and jiggle the dish a little to fill in the gaps. Bake as per your brownie recipe.

Pack in Mason Jars or Tins and Add Ribbons

Home baked toffee flavored treats make great holiday gifts. Pack cookies or brownies in large mouthed mason jars, or use large tins or bakery style boxes for other baked goods. Add ribbons, crepe paper and personalized gift tags, and give a deliciously personal gift this year.

English toffee is great on its own, or as an ingredient in baked goods. Buy English toffee to keep in your pantry and as a treat, so when you feel like adding a little decadent toffee flavor to your culinary experiments, you have plenty on hand. Because a little is never quite enough!

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English Toffee – It’s the Ultimate Stocking Stuffer

Posted by Sweet T on Dec 18, 2015 10:19:00 AM

2015-12-16_Buy-English-Toffee-Its-the-Ultimate-Stocking-Stuffer.jpgIf you’re struggling to find last minute stocking stuffers, and wondering what to hide in goody bags this year, then you might want to consider English toffee. It’s one of the sweetest treats you can put under the tree, and there are so many reasons why it’s a great gift choice. But don’t take our word for it. Read on and discover why we think it’s the ultimate stocking stuffer for a few reasons, and we’re sure you’ll agree.

Everyone Loves Toffee

The first and best reason to choose English toffee as a stocking stuffer is that it’s universally loved. Unlike socks, no one is going to have to give you a fake smile when they see this sticky treat in their stocking! Whether they’re young or old, rich or poor, giving high quality candy as a holiday gift is a sure fire way to win at the holidays!

Double Duty Packaging

If you opt to buy your toffee packaged in a tin, you’re giving a gift that can be used later. Packaging tins make great storage container for odds and ends on desks or in closets. If you’re giving the toffee to kids, you can create another dimension to your gift by including a package of dollar store embellishments in their stockings, so once they’ve eaten the toffee, they can spend some time crafting a unique tin to keep their treasures in!

Great for Goodie Bags

Another fun idea for holiday stockings is to make your own goodie bags, by combining several different treats in personalized gift bags or boxes. Purchase small festive bags, and fill them with toffee, chocolate, nuts and other goodies to create a gourmet treat bag that all ages will love. Make a few extra gift bags and keep them on hand, so you’re ready for unexpected guests.

Budget Friendly

Another great thing about toffee is that even the very best, highest quality English toffee out there is still super budget friendly. The same can’t be said for many other top of the line items, but with toffee, you can give the best without breaking the bank, and it’s always great to get a gift that is truly high quality.

Less Mess

Anyone who has made the mistake of placing chocolate in a stocking hanging on the mantle will know that it can be a messy mistake. Toffee won’t melt as quickly as chocolate, particularly if it’s in its tin packaging, so you won’t have nasty surprises in your stockings this year!

Long Lasting Treats

Maybe one of the best reasons to love English toffee is that it’s gooey and sticky, and it tends to last for a long time. One box of deliciously creamy toffee will provide hours of indulgent enjoyment, and isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

Toffee is a great gift, on all counts. It’s one that will be enjoyed over time, and that’s budget friendly and universally loved. If you haven’t already ordered your English toffee for this year, be sure to buy toffee online soon. Or save it for New Year’s gifts instead, and be the hero at your party!

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‘Tis the Season to Eat Toffee – Great Toffee Holiday Recipes

Posted by Sweet T on Dec 15, 2015 10:18:02 AM

2015-12-09_Tis-the-Season-to-Eat-Toffee-Great-Toffee-Holiday-Recipes.jpgOne of the best parts of the holiday season is all the delicious goodies (and the excuse to eat them without the guilt!) Rich, creamy English toffee is just one of the decadent treats on offer, but it’s also one of the most versatile. Here are some great holiday toffee recipes you can try this season.

English Toffee Waffles

Finely chop good quality English toffee, and add it to your favorite waffle batter recipe. Whip up a batch of delicious toffee flavored waffles, top with ice cream and chocolate or caramel sauce, and create an easy holiday dessert that everyone will love!

English Toffee Shakes

The holidays can’t all be about huge fancy dinners and eggnog. Why not make one of your gatherings all about old fashioned diner-style food, and make English toffee shakes the star menu item? Melt toffee with a little milk, and add to a blender with lots of vanilla ice cream. Blend until smooth. Coat the inside of old fashioned shake glasses with chocolate or caramel syrup, swirl, and fill with shakes. Top shakes with whipped cream and sprinkles, and serve alongside homemade diner style burgers and fries.

Toffee Chunk Cookies

If you’re like most people, baking is a big part of the holidays. Add chopped English toffee to your favorite plain cookie dough to create a brand new flavor this year. Mix it up by adding chocolate or peanut butter chips for even more deliciousness.

English Toffee Swirl Cheesecake

Make a delicious English toffee cheesecake by chopping English toffee and swirling into your favorite baked cheesecake batter, on a prepared crumb base. Bake as you normally would, and while it’s in the oven, the toffee will melt into a creamy surprise swirl in the cake. Cool, and then top with more chopped toffee, nuts and melted chocolate.

English Toffee Coffee

Grind English toffee in a spice or coffee grinder, to make it into a fine powder. Stir into hot milk, and allow to melt. Brew a few shots of espresso, place in regular coffee cups, and top up with English toffee infused hot milk. Add sugar to taste, top with whipped cream and more toffee dust, and serve!

Old Fashioned Toffee Bread Pudding

This one is great for a family dinner over the holidays. Cut bread into one inch cubes, and finely chop toffee. Place bread in the bottom of a buttered baking dish, and sprinkle with chopped toffee and chocolate chips. Mix eggs and milk with sugar to taste, to make enough to just about cover the cubed bread, and carefully top the mixture in the dish with the milk and eggs. Sprinkle with soft brown sugar. Allow to soak into bread for a few minutes, then cover with foil and bake in a medium hot oven until the eggs are nearly set. Uncover for the last few minutes of cooking, to allow a crust to form on top. Serve with cream or custard.

Toffee is a great, versatile ingredient, a great gift, and perfect all on its own. Make sure it’s on your holiday menus this year!

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How to Make the Ultimate Toffee Gift Basket

Posted by Sweet T on Dec 7, 2015 4:28:33 PM

It2015-12-02_How-to-Make-the-Ultimate-Toffee-Gift-Basket.jpg’s that time of year again. The time to spend hours trawling stores, looking for the perfect gift for the auntie who has everything, or the uncle who likes nothing. It is not easy buying great gifts for everyone who is going to be around your Christmas dinner table. However, while it can be tricky to get just the right gift, you can make it easier by making your own toffee gift basket.

Making a Gift Basket

Gift baskets are great gifts for people who are difficult to buy for – they are easy to personalize, you can create a theme, and they can be cost effective. Here is what you need to make the ultimate toffee gift basket:

  • A great basket. Be creative. A steel basket or a beautiful wood, glass or terracotta bowl is another great choice. Choose something the recipient can use time and again, so that it is a gift all on its own.
  • Add some padding to the bottom of the basket. Shredded paper or straw work well, but you could use anything you like – even a new, bunched up tea towel or Christmas themed table runner.
  • Add a few tins of delicious, creamy, English toffee with nuts and other goodies. These are the basis of the gift basket, and their flavors will determine the rest of the items in the basket.
  • Add a couple of coffee mugs that match your color and theme, as well as a bag of flavored coffee. Coffee and toffee don’t just rhyme. They are great flavor companions too, especially if you choose something that works with the creamy flavor of toffee.
  • Add a couple of bags of nuts. Choose plain, honey roast, yogurt or chocolate coated, depending on your taste, or add a combination of several varieties.
  • Bake a big batch of your favorite Christmas cookies, whether they are shortbread, gingerbread men or anything else. Place them in a mason jar, and add them to the basket. Alternatively, cheat and buy great quality store bought cookies and add them instead!
  • Add a slab or two of chocolate to complement the toffee, cookies and nuts.
  • Add something cute, fun or useful, like a toffee colored teddy or a leather bound journal for the New Year. This is another great way to put a personal touch on the basket.
  • Add scented pine cones or Christmas ornaments that match your theme.
  • Take a large sheet (or two) of printed plastic and place the basket in the center.
  • Bunch up the sides of the plastic, and use several strands of ribbons to create a large, flamboyant bow.
  • If you like to keep your gifts at least a little bit secret, add some crepe paper between sheets of plastic when you wrap your basket.
  • Curl the ends of the ribbons, add a personalized tag, and you are good to go.

The best thing about toffee gift baskets is that you can personalize them to suit the person who is receiving them, and they are far more personal than a store bought gift. Make them as big or small as you like, but be sure to include lots of lovely, gooey English toffee, and make gift giving even sweeter.

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