Monday, December 15, 2014

The Rosiethon. Day 3. Toffee Bars.

It's only Day 3 of the Rosiethon
and I'm settling into this baking regimen rather easily.
 I decided get out of my routine
of doing the standards each and every year.
I want to incorporate new life into my Christmas Baking.

At one point, very early, of this Christmas Season,
I had a bit of a MeltDown
and vowed to never bake another cookie again.
Ever.  Ever.  Ever.

I quickly pulled myself out of that funk
and soldiered on.

The harassing phone calls,
the death threats,
the roadkill thrown onto my front porch... -
none of that had anything to do
with my decision to continue the Rosiethon.

Today, I'm making one of many versions of Toffee Bars.

  Toffee Bars.

 Toffee Bars
 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped nuts, pecans or walnuts
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter with brown sugar.
Add in yolk and flour, stirring until just combined.
Pour batter into a 9 x 13-inch buttered pan.
Bake at 350° 20-25 minutes.
While still hot, sprinkle chocolate chips over top and spread to cover.
Sprinkle chopped nuts over chocolate.
Let cool, then slice into bars.

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