Wednesday, February 25, 2009
What do you do after a snowstorm dumps two feet of snow on the ground?
Make Snow Toffee! This has become one of our snowstorm traditions, which, living in the White Mountains, happens quite often during the winter months. It is so yummy and the kids love the whole process, from gathering the snow to joyfully eating it the day after a blizzard.
1 cup brown sugar
1/8 lb butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Go outside to collect fresh snow on a cookie sheet or a casserole dish (or two). Make sure that the snow is very clean! Set aside for later use.
2. Bring all ingredients to a rolling boil in a heavy pot.
3. Boil till mixture is at the hard ball stage (when dripped into very cold water, it turns into a firm ball).
4. When the mixture has reached the desired temperature, drizzle it over the collected snow. The mixture will cool and harden very quickly.
5.This toffee can be eaten within a few minutes or stored in a cool dry place for a few days.
Posted by Dayna Martin at 1:28 PM