Wednesday, January 21, 2009

trying a new recipe

I found about this site from Rowena's blog, where you can make almost any photo into an Obama poster look-a-like.

The inauguration was shown here in the middle of the night. I woke at 1:30 am to watch what was being shown here. There were some parts of the broadcast which were shown but with no audio as the local newscasters decided to give their analysis of things instead.

It was still an exciting moment and I am glad I got to witness it as it was happening.

Now onto food...I recently tried Fuji Mama's recipe for her Fuji Nana's Deadly Chocolate Almond Toffee. I've been wanting to try this recipe ever since seeing it.

Since butter is still pricey, I am still cutting my blocks of butter into fourths. So, I cut this recipe also into fourths.

I don't think I cooked my caramel long enough because it was pale and soft, but I am still happy with the results.

The caramel was sticky but not so much that it stuck all over your teeth, which is good because my dentist had said that my fillings were getting old. Also, since I didn't have walnuts, I topped the melted chocolate with cacao nibs to add a crunch to the top.

It was a great recipe and very hard to keep myself from eating the whole thing...


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. It looks pretty cool.

I'm glad you got to see the inauguration. I had to call in sick to be able to watch it. LOL! I didn't want to see a recap after work. I wanted to watch it in real time.

Also glad to read that your toffee tasted great. Yum!


K and S said...

Hope you can get in to make one Paz, I've heard it is quite busy.

Take care.

p.s. I would have called in sick to watch it in real time too :)

Debinhawaii said...

I watched it all morning here--set the alarm to be up really early. Great link to the poster site.

The toffee looks really good. I could have probably eaten the whole batch myself. ;-)

Phoebe said...

OO deadly chocolate almond toffee will be the death of me if I don't make it and will also be the death of me if I am addicted to it!

Rowena said...

Heh heh...I actually got a reply from them!
We've been working around the clock to add capacity. The site is still extremely busy, but you should have much better luck now. Your friends were just lucky! We're not blocking access from Europe. :-)

Well I did go back, and I'm still unable to make an icon. Sheesh...

Watching the inauguration on tv was fantastic.

K and S said...

Thanks Deb :) since I only made a little (1/4) of the recipe, it is already gone :(

Thanks Phoebe :) good luck!

I did get an email from them saying that they are working on things, I thought of you, Rowena :) Hope you can get in soon!

Take care everyone.

manju said...

Wasn't the inauguration awesome?!
If you ever need to keep a gooey chocolate treat like that away from yourself in future, I would be willing to take it off your hands...YUM! ;P

K and S said...

It was indeed, Manju :)
You are now added to my list for whenever I need help eating something like this.

Take care.

Su-Lin said...

Oooooh, that looks good. I tried making toffee once but burnt it terribly and the whole batch was inedible. Your photos have given me a renewed confidence!

K and S said...

I hope you give toffee another chance, Su-Lin :)

Take care.

Jenster said...

That looks quite addicting. I don't think I'd be safe with an entire pan of it around. :)

Fuji Mama said...

I'm so glad you finally got to make it! I actually wanted to send you some, along with the marzipan, but I'm not allowed to be on my feet long enough right to cook any! :-( Yeah, I cannot be alone when I make toffee because I WILL eat it all myself, no question!

K and S said...

Thanks Jenster, if you make this, make sure to give most of it away :)

Thank you again for the marzipan, FM, I will try it soon...I hope Mr Fuji is cooking for you :)

Take care you two.