Toffee Shards – That Extra Special Touch

Deconstructed Apple PieIt is the little touches the people remember! These shards of toffee are one such example of a few minutes time and a bit of effort making all the difference in the presentation of your next dessert.  This recipe is an excellent addition to a Deconstructed Apple Pie or your favourite cake or tart.  Even a simple dessert of ice cream is jazzed up with the addition of these sweet little shards!

Toffee Shards

  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) water
  • Grease a baking try  (with sides) and line with baking paper
  • Place water and sugar into saucepan, cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until sugar is melted
  • Increase heat to high and bring to a boil without stirring for 12 minutes or until golden (be aware toffee can very quickly go from light golden in colour to burnt – don’t take your eyes off the mix for a second and when in double remove toffee from heat)
  • Whilst boiling boiling toffee mixture use a wet pastry brush to brush down sides of saucepan
  • Set aside toffee until bubbles subside
  • Very carefully pour toffee on to prepared baking tray, tilting the tray till evenly coated
  • Set aside for approximately 10 minutes or until toffee is set, then break into shardsDeconstructed Apple Pie

*Please be aware toffee will be incredibly hot, avoid contact with skin at all costs.  This is not a recipe to make with little children underfoot or whilst trying to multitask.


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