After my plea for help on Thursday and reading your comments on Friday, I went and fetched a hammer. And then to the amusement of Doug and his sister I placed the extra firm toffee nut balls into a plastic bag, then onto a chopping board and finally onto the floor where I hit them with said hammer until they were broken up into tiny pieces.
And then I needed to find ways to use these many crunchy walnut toffee bits. It was Sara’s suggestion that I started with although I was very close to making the cookies Michelle suggested – and I may still do so as there are quite a few shards left! These are very very good, soft and moist inside because of the apple and the melted toffee bits are a nice surprise, especially when you were worried you would never find a use for them Continue Reading
As if further proof was needed that we are not trained cooks I present to you tonight’s adventures which have resulted in a burnt finger (I am typing this one handed with my finger surrounded by frozen peas), a nearly ruined pan and several solid inedible lumps of walnut covered toffee like caramel which Doug has christened Titanium Nut Balls…..
So: what can I do with these? They are as hard as rocks and too large to use as sweets. All I can think of is to melt them down in a pan or a microwave and pour them over ice-cream. Any ideas folks?
If you pay attention to who writes what in this blog, you’ll notice that I’m responsible for a disproportionate number of dessert posts. I really, really try to not make all my posts about dessert, if just so that Lucy can get some sweet stuff in once in a while, but it is only with great effort that I add main dishes or veg recipes. And now I know why:
This is from my grandma’s recipe box. The massive, towering stack of recipe cards? That’s all the desserts. The diminutive stack? That’s everything that isn’t dessert. Clearly dessert madness is hereditary.