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August 11, 2012

Toffee Fudge Shortbread



I'm a such a good mood today !  No specific reason ... just because.

One thing about being Bipolar, one has no control over your moods, so when a good {actually great, today} mood hits me, I try to enjoy every minute of it - as this can change just as quickly in the next minute .. or just maybe it will last for a while ;-)

I spend the morning with Jacobus, both my kids are M.I.A. and Roy had to go see a client today. (Think he's trying to recover from the work already done in the kitchen these past two days, haha) We listened to some 80's music, Jacobus wasn't really impressed - give him a break, he's only 21!

Other than listening to music, I looked up my Facebook page, and chatted to a couple of friends/family - even chatted to Jacobus, even though he sat in the same room as I did ... totally weird, right? Never done it before ? - chatting over FB with someone in the same room?? Try it, and check the other person's expression when he/she looks up at you, wondering what the heck is wrong with you ... see if they'll answer back personally or through cyberspace...

Back to reality - here is the recipe for the most amazing bars I've made to date { I wanted Fudge, but it had to be chewy as well, hence the name, toffee fudge }

Toffee Fudge Shortbread

Shortbread;
175g Flour
1/3 cup Caster Sugar
175g (6 oz) Butter

1.) Pre-heat oven to 160 deg C (320 deg F) - Butter a 20 x 20cm oven dish.
2.) Blend all ingredients, the dough will be very stiff - press into the prepared oven dish.
3.) Prick the top with a fork several times - bake for 30 minutes or until the edges browns.
4.) Remove from oven and cool completely.

Toffee Fudge; (** see note after recipe)
1 can (397g) Condensed Milk
1 can (use above) Water
6 cups Sugar
125g Unsalted Butter
3 TB Golden Syrup
1/4 t Salt
1/4 t Cream of Tarter
1 t Vanilla

100g Plain Chocolate, melted - to drizzle over

1.) Heat the Condensed Milk, Water, Sugar, Butter, Golden Syrup, Salt and Cream of Tarter over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved, stirring gently. 
2.) Simmer over medium heat for about 30 minutes - to get the toffee stage it should be between 108 and 110 deg C on a candy thermometer. (Add the Vanilla, stir well).
3.) At this point I poured some of the mixture over the cooled shortbread - leave to cool and set completely before cutting into cubes.
4.) Return the remaining fudge mixture to the stove and keep on simmering, stirring continuously until the thermometer has a reading of between 112 and 116 deg C (Softball stage).
5.) Pour into a well greased baking sheet - cool completely before cutting into cubes.

Once the shortbread/fudge has cooled, drizzle melted chocolate over.

**I made a large batch of Fudge as I wanted the toffee type for this recipe, as well as some leftover for normal fudge. The recipe can easily be adapted for smaller quantities.

Be warned - these little cubes are SWEET ! 

Later,


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58 comments:

  1. These look extremely good, would probably be great with coffee!
    JoAnn

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    1. Thank you JoAnn! You definitely will need some kind of drink after having one of these - they're really sweet. Thank you also for visiting my blog - have a lovely Sunday!
      Linda

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  2. Toffee and fudge? Yes please!

    I would love for you to share this with my readers at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  3. these look AMAZING!! stopping by from mom's test meals monday - hope you'll come visit me at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

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  4. Just all of my favorite flavors! Glad you got to enjoy a good day.

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  5. Found you through Trick or Treat Tuesday on BruCrew, and glad I did. This recipe looks amazing, can't wait to try it. I joined your site as a follower, so hope there's more to come!

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    1. Thank you, and yes, stay tuned - more to follow, although I have quite a few projects lined up as well! I am following you back via GFC.
      Linda

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  6. This sounds delicious! I've pinned this and am your newest GFC follower from Simply Done Wright. Megan

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  7. Looks amazing! Such a yummy dessert :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa - it did not last long ;-)
      Linda

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  8. This sounds absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have more great days =o)

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  9. Hi Linda, These sound wonderful!!! Thanks for linking up. Have a good week. Hugs, Sarah

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  10. Oh i know what you mean, I am bi polar too and some days you just have to get it all in when the mood strikes.

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    1. Thank you for commenting! You're right - when the mood is good, go for it all.
      Linda

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  11. Sounds absolutely fabulous, perfect combination toffee and fudge!! YUMM! Nettie from Moore or Less Cooking

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    1. It took a bit of playing around to get the toffee-ish texture I was after but all worked out well. Thank you for leaving a comment.
      Linda

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    1. Thanks for following my blog, Nettie - I'll pay your blog a visit during the day!
      Linda

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    1. Rich indeed, but once we started there was no stop ;-)
      Have a great day!
      Linda

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  14. These would go too quickly in our house. They scrumptious looking.

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    1. Yes, they go quickly - I was thinking of doubling the shortbread next time and make more at once. Have a great day!
      Linda

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  15. Are you kidding me?! Three of my favorites all in one! Now I have to try this recipe - YUM!

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    1. Let me know what you think - hope you enjoy!
      Linda

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  16. Wow! These look amazing! Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing :) Have a great weekend.

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  17. Shortbread is my absolute FAVORITE cookie and toffee? EVEN BETTER!! Thanks so much for sharing this at my party!!

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  18. Love toffee! This sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week! I hope to see you again Tuesday! :)

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  19. Hello.
    Visiting from Serenity Saturday.

    I love fudge and I also love chocolate, but I limit myself and only have it on special occasions...have to keep a close eye on my blood sugar levels. Thank goodness for virtual tasting though! LOL
    Thanks for sharing.

    Trembling With Desire

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the virtual tasting - but I hope for your next special occasion, you'll make some and taste the real thing! {Just a tiny piece, though}
      Linda

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  20. Oh, how fantastic! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  21. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  22. These look so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  23. I'm so glad I'm following you! These look amazing. Thanks for posting on the Gunny Sack link party!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for following - have a great week,
      Linda

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  24. Yummy, these sound great!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  25. Linda this sounds so decadent! Thanks for sharing. I'll be featuring this at Thursday's Treasures tomorrow. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you, Joan! I'll be there - more to share..
      Linda

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  26. Hi Linda,
    This is an amazing recipe. These look so good. I had never heard of people talking on facebook in the same room until my son's Gunnery Sargent told us a story after they got back from Afghanistan. Apparently, Danny, and his friend Bano had beds next to each other, and would spend the night talking to each other on facebook, even though they were sitting right next to each other. I laughed really hard. Their sargent was probably in his mid 30's, and he didn't quite get it either. He was laughing also.
    Thanks so much for linking up with last weeks Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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    1. Haha .. you should try the FB or even texting {I once texted my husband "something" with all the kids in the room, - I'll just say, he blushed, and I reached my aim - he stopped bugging the kids over silly stuff ;-) }
      Linda

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  27. Thank you so much for linking this great project up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at Just Us Four!

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  28. You had me at the work toffee. Then you threw in the word fudge. Heaven! Then I see the word shortbread. I could die. Three of my favorite things all in one. YUM. I'd love it if you shared this over at my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/08/1-month-of-fun-august-link-party.html

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  29. I have featured this on Serenity Saturday @ www.serenityyou.com

    Natasha xx

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    1. Thank you, Natasha! I'll be over to today's party shortly,
      Linda

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  30. This looks decadent! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays.

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  31. Congrats! Your wonderful recipe is being featured on today's Southern Sunday! Hope to see you again soon

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  32. Yummy! So glad you shared these on "I Gotta Try That"
    You always have something good!
    Marcie

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  33. That sounds really yummy!
    Thank you for linking up to Friday Fascinations! Don't forget to come back and link up to this week's party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/09/friday-fascinations-6-everything-linky.html

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  34. ¡Por fin he encontrado donde poder escribir mis comentarios!
    Este dulce me ha encantado, debe estar delicioso, espero poder hacerlo muy pronto.
    Saludos!

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