This week, I completely infused my life with Fall! This is what happened:
On Thursday night, I hung an adorable foam ghost on my home door! Public displays of Halloween decorations are an open invitation for Trick-or-Treaters, which means I need to go buy candy ASAP… for the kids…. right?
On Friday morning, I hung little foam pumpkins on the door of my office!
On Friday night, I set out leaf-shaped place mats with fun Fall colors on my dining table!
This morning, I lit a Bath and Body Works candle named “Autumn” to give the house a leafy and fresh scent!
(On a side note, BBW candles are the best! Especially when they go on sale for 2 for$22 AND you happen to have a coupon!)
And about an hour ago, I finished making Walnut Toffee! This was quite the adventure. I actually attempted this recipe on Wednesday night and it was a complete disaster. I followed the original instructions verbatim and it did not turn out like it was supposed to. So, I changed the original recipe I found and made it my own!
* 1/2 cup – white sugar
* 1/4 cup – water
* 2 tablespoon – light corn syrup
* 2 tablespoons – unsalted butter
* 1/4 teaspoon – baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon – salt
* 1 cups – walnuts, chopped
- Line a baking sheet or a plate with parchment paper.
- Using a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup, and butter and bring to a simmer. Cook over moderate heat, swirling the pan a few times, until a light caramel forms. It will be a clear, bubbly mixture for the first 5 minutes, and it will quickly begin to turn golden-caramel. (I cooked it for about 5 more minutes, but rather than basing readiness on the time, base it on the color)
- Stir in the baking soda and salt.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the walnuts.
- Quickly spread the toffee on the prepared baking sheet as thinly as possible.
- Let cool completely. Break into pieces and serve.
I really liked this recipe because it can become a fancy dessert to entertain or a quick and easy snack you munch on while watching a movie! It tastes like Fall!
So, remember I said earlier my first attempt was a disaster? Here is the comparison!
^ Top – first attempt. More taffy than toffee.
And since I celebrate my dessert disasters too,
it did not go to waste!
v Bottom – second attempt. Perfect!