With Rosh Hashanah gone and passed and Yom Kippur quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time for some sweet challah bread. This has been on my top 26 list for a while. But when it came time to make it, I didn’t want to do the traditional challah. While quite tasty, I wanted something that had a bit more pizzazz. So I saw this recipe for harvest apple challah, from one of my favorite blogs to check out, and thought it was just right. While I always think I can improve, I think it came out pretty darn good. Next, pumpkin challah. Yummmm.
So the peanut brittle was just the start to my candy making. And as delicious as I thought the peanut brittle was, the toffee was even better. I had to beg my mother to save me a few pieces so I can take pictures of it for here. Also, it checks off another thing on my Top 26 List. It’s slowly getting checked off, but one day it’ll be done and I’ll have to start a new list! Keep reading for the almond toffee recipe….
I haven’t done so well with my new year’s resolution of cooking more regular food. I just really love baking. And regular dinners taste so good when I eat them out some place else. One thing that I do love are any form of wontons or potstickers. My favorite are crab wontons. Yummmm. So I decided I would have to make my own version for a party with a mix of meat eaters and vegetarians to see how they turn out. Despite the fact that they have no meat in them, everyone loved them (the guys especially). I even had one ask me if he could take some home with him. Of course!!!
Peanut brittle was always a staple on both sides of my family. It was my grandmother on my mother’s side favorite treat and I would love going to her house and finding a new container of peanut brittle. My aunt on my dad’s side actually worked for See’s candies (a popular chocolate store out in the West), so if there was ever a damaged container, she got to bring some home. Overall, peanut brittle is a dream to any child who just likes straight sugar and nuts (so just about every child). To appease the children of the world, I encourage all parents to make this recipe immediately!