Friday, December 7, 2007

I Hate Candy Failure!

There's nothing more disappointing to me. I tried a new recipe this morning for a peanut butter candy. The recipe was from a really reliable source, so I went ahead with it, expecting a peanut butter treasure. Instead, about 40 degrees before it was even where it was supposed to be, I began smelling burned sugar. I thought about halting there, but no....I had to continue on and of course I was rewarded with a pan of burnt peanut butter...something. Not even remotely edible. I hate wasting ingredients, and this one used a full cup of peanut butter. I won't be trying again. Had it been an old recipe that I was just having problems with, I would give it another go, but I don't want to try this one again.

Luckily, before this one, I made a quick batch of almond toffee- and that worked out beautifully! So I was able to break off a tiny sliver of that and console myself with it. I love this almond toffee. Anna, from Cookie Madness is entirely responsible for my obsession with it. And my whole family's obsession with it. And pretty much everyone I know who has ever had a taste. It's the best almond toffee I've ever had, and her latest variation of the recipe is even easier than it was before. I'll direct you to her post for the recipe-it's well worth giving a try.

I also have a tip this morning for making that almond toffee- and any other candy for that matter. But in order to check out that tip, I'm going to have to redirect you to my latest article at The Cook's Kitchen.

That's about it for today. I hope I'll be able to get a few more candy posts going in the next week or so. It's really much easier to make than you would think. (Despite today's disaster, I suppose.) TGIF!


JEP said...

When I saw the title today, it triggered the reminder of all the batches of toffee I had ruined. The I went on to read about your toffee success! Thanks for the foil tip, too.

Erika W. said...

There's few things worse than the smell of burnt sugar, it just doesn't go away for several hours! I heart Reynolds Release foil.

Mimi said...

Yes, this post sound all too familiar with me!

Erika W. said...

I'm sure this post rings true for a lot of people- it can be really frustrating sometimes!

Tracy said...

What a bummer!
Even worse than messing up a new recipe is messing up one that you've made before. I seem to do that a lot when I'm trying to do too much at once, usually at this time of year.

Erika W. said...

Tracy, that could very well have been part of my problem. I was doing twelve things at once, confident that I could still make candy...Next time I need to just make candy.