Saturday, October 17, 2009

Take A Bite Of: Fleur de Sel Toffee

The savory and sweet goodness that this delicious vittle can offer. Salt flecked toffee? Are you serious? Oh, yes. I am.

After some email inquiries about this divine treat after my Fleur de Hell post, I am sharing the recipe. I know some of you have commented that my recipes are a bit on the difficult side. This one looks (and tastes) much more difficult than it is. Thanks Martha Stewart. And this recipe got rave reviews at my office (since I dropped the Fleur de Sel AFTER I used what I needed for this recipe.) Buon Appetito!

Fleur de Sel Toffee

Ingredients:
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • Fleur de sel, for sprinkling
Directions:
  1. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Bring butter, sugar, water, and corn syrup to a boil in a large saucepan, whisking frequently until sugar dissolves and butter melts. Cook, undisturbed, until mixture registers 300 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 12 minutes. (You can easily use a meat thermometer too).
  2. Whisk toffee mixture, then immediately pour onto prepared sheet, tilting pan to spread over entire surface. Let stand for 30 seconds, then sprinkle with fleur de sel. Let cool. (Do not move the pan for first 30 minutes.) Break toffee into pieces. Toffee will keep, covered, for up to 1 week.


48 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Sweet and savory - yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Laoch of Chicago said...

Thanks for posting this.

Brandi said...

Sounds yummy! I'm making the white bean chili today for the football game. :)

Scrappy Girl said...

I {heart} toffee!

CatLadyLarew said...

Any recipe in which the key ingredients are butter and sugar works for me!

AmyMusings said...

I'm going to give it to all my skinny friends at the gym! I'll take any competitive edge I can get. See how I am??

Love the packaging. Did you make that?

Suburban Princess said...

Mmmm sounds yummy!!!

Yaya said...

Mmmmmmm

Dree said...

Yum! Sounds delicious!!

Quest said...

Can't remember when I last toffeed it for dessert. Thanks for this!

Suzyhayze said...

This rocks. I am making this. Tonight. Won't I be popular?

Luvn2lose said...

Sooooo, what you are saying is that this is a low calorie dish?

Oh yea, one more question. Did you use Fluer de sel, per se, or did you just toss on some table salt?

Amanda K said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Oh my gosh, I think I just drooled on my keyboard!!! You may need to have a blog giveaway and "conveniently" pull my name!!

lakeviewer said...

I came over from TalesOfExtraordinaryOrdinareness, Susan's blog, here for a cocktail after her sad story, and taking in all that you have provided, I have to say, this is a neat treat.

mommywonderland said...

Thanks for stopping by my place lady! Cute blog!!!Call me newly addicted!

Multiple personalities.. said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest to you too!

O.M.G. This looks so yummy! I love toffe, and I've been dying to try Fleur De Sel. If only I knew where to find it...thanks for sharing this!

Rachie said...

Man that looks so good!! I've never made toffee before, and this looks like something my mom and I would enjoy trying to make together. She LOVES toffee! Happy SITS Sharefest Day!

MissBliss said...

yum! perfect for halloween treats!

Eva Gallant said...

Ilove toffee!! gotta try it for the holidays!

M-Cat said...

How am I EVER going to saty on my diet with posts like this? Good thing it has more than 3 ingredients and the directions had more than 2 steps. I'm out. Can't do it.

Will just clean up the laptop after drooling over the picture.....

Cairo Typ0 said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!!

This sounds tasty and not too too difficult to make. The perfect treat to keep around to nibble on. :)

Kristin said...

Don't mind if I do. YUM!

jeannie said...

yummm!! I want.

blueviolet said...

I am so nuts about toffee!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I want some right NOW!! Please send me some? ;)
Thanks for the recipe. Hugs!!

kys said...

Oh, I love sweet and salty together. This is a little more sophisticated than chocolate covered pretzels!

♥ Braja said...

An acquired taste, but one I'm familiar with. My husband is Danish, their salty licorice is the same kinda mood....they woof it with gay abandon....;))

Vodka Logic said...

Sounds delicious. Can I live with you?

secret agent woman said...

I've never taken to the sweet/salty combo - I like my salty foods salty, my sweet foods sweet, period.

Keith said...

Hey there. I hope this finds you doing well. I also hope you've had a great weekend so far. Take care. Have a nice week. Cheers!

cupcake♥trash said...

that looks yummy!

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JenJen said...

Here's to JennyMac single handedly stopping me from fitting into the jeans I hate the least.
Cheers!
*giggle*

Eric said...

Wow, that does sound great, I'll try it when I get back home. Last week, I was in Lugano, Switzerland, and bought more chocolate that Willie Wonka's pimp, so I might have to work through that a bit first (and give some away).

Blasé said...

"butter, sugar, and corn syrup"...Come to Papa!

Little Pink Magnolia said...

MMmm sounds so good! I also just got some French grey sea salt a few weeks ago - I think I would cry if I dropped it.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer, Crazy Woman said...

That sounds AMAZING!! Wonder if it has medicinal properties? Worth a shot, I suppose. Thanks for sharing.

carma said...

But you left out the part about how best to scrap it off the floor!

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

oh my God, this toffee recept sounds delicious! Now I need to get myself making them :P

WhisperingWriter said...

Ooo nice!

The Peach Tart said...

I can't wait to try it.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Okay. A couple of questions. Should the sheet be a cookie sheet or a pyrex? Greased or ungreased? And if we can get this special "le fleur" salt, would kosher work as a substitute?

Can you tell I'm determined to make this toffee and can't cook for sh-t?

JennyMac said...

Hi L.M.M: I would use a rimmed cookie sheet. Although you could use a 9x13 pyrex, it will just be thicker. You can also 1/2 the recipe and only spread it in half the pan. Grease the pan for sure. And I think Kosher salt would work, only giving it a slightly different salty hue.

JennyMac said...

PS: All, I would NOT recommend regular table salt.

AnnQ said...

Yum! I had one the other day made of chocolate, caramel and sea salt. :-)

One Sassy Girl said...

Damn you, fleur de sel!! Just kidding, I'm just jealous. It looks divine.

kys said...

Something for you at SFA when the next post goes up.

Lagelle said...

sounds so yummy! thanx 4 ur visit & comment on my blog ;-)