Chocolate almond buttercrunch toffee. Photo: Come Undone, Flickr
For a simple base of butter and sugar, it's incredible what a decadent dessert toffee forms, with its initial -- but not cloying -- sweetness followed by a pleasantly lingering buttery flavor. One could argue that the only thing holding back this dulcet sweet from perfection is its pesky ability to cling to teeth.
Imperfections aside, we're amazed at how simple it is to make your own tray of the buttery delicacy. Aside from a few ingredients, the main apparatus needed is just a candy thermometer. If you're feeling ambitious on this National Toffee Day, try making some yourself -- and who better to learn from than Paula Deen, the reigning culinary queen of butter? (Heck, in addition to heaping it copiously into the vast majority of her recipes, she's even been known to drink it straight!)
So get cracking on her alluringly simple recipe -- it's divine, y'all.
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