Pecan Buttercrunch

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Jordan Michelle Falco

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@Valencia_Baking

Chocolates - Week 7 June 22nd

These recipes are copied straight from my notes in my individual production pastry class. I’m putting them here on just a pinch for my own posterity.

While I havn't tried, I will venture to guess that you can simply use dipping chocolate on the outside of this stuff, instead of tempering chocolate yourself. I like tempering, but I know it can be a hassle for the everyday home chef. This stuff is *bleep*ing delicious.

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Ingredients

16 oz
butter, melted
16 oz
sugar
3 oz
water
1 tsp
salt
1/2 oz
vanilla extract
24 oz
dark chocolate, tempered, for coating
16 oz
pecans, toasted, chopped, salted
2 tsp
salt

How to Make Pecan Buttercrunch

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine the butter, sugar, water, and 1st salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • 2Cook over moderate heat to 298F while stirring constantly.
  • 3Add the vanilla extract off the heat. Stir in well.
  • 4Pour the mixture onto a silicone baking mat. Spread quickly to the edges before the toffee sets.
  • 5Allow to cool completely. Blot the toffee with a towel to remove any excess oil from the surface.
  • 6Coat one side of the toffee with half of the chocolate and immediatly sprinkle the toastes salted nuts onto the chocolate.
  • 7When the chocolate sets, turn the toffee over, and repeat with the other side.
  • 8Break into desired size pieces. Store protected from heat and humidity.

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About Pecan Buttercrunch

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate