Toffee Bar Cookie Brittle

If you like crunchy cookies, you’ll love these! You bake them in a jelly roll pan and then break them into any size pieces you want for a fun and yummy cookie experience.

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
¾ tsp salt
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
8oz/227g chocolate covered toffee pieces (ex. Heath bar, Skor bar, Daim bar)

– Preheat oven to 325ºF/160ºC.
– Line bottom of 17″ x 11″ jelly roll pan with baking parchment. Set aside.
– Cream butter and sugars together.
– Mix in vanilla and salt.
– Stir in flour.
– Stir in chocolate chips and toffee pieces (dough will be quite crumbly).
– Even pour crumbs into jelly roll pan, then press crumbs firmly together into the pan.
– Bake for 30min (brittle should be golden brown and firm to touch).
– Cool in pan on wire rack.
– Break into pieces.

How To Use a Waterbath Canner

This is a separate video on how to use a waterbath canner. It’s really easy and means you can make and keep so many yummy jams, jellies, marmalades, etc.

Here’s the equipment I find useful:

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How To:
– wash jars and lids with hot and soapy water and rinse well.
– to sterilize jars, place jars in canner with just simmering water. Leave the jars in there until ready to use.
– warm lids (do not boil) in smaller pan.
– remove jam, jelly, etc. from heat and ladle into hot jars. Fill jars according to your recipe.
– make sure there’s no jam on the rim of the jars that could affect the seal. Clean with a damp cloth if needed.
– place lids on top of jars and screw on bands until finger tight.
– place jars in canner and lower into water. Make sure there’s at least 1-2 inches of water over the top of the jars. Bring water to a boil and process jars according to your recipe. Use the following chart to adjust water canning times for different altitudes:

Altitude (feet) Increase processing time

1001 – 3000 5 minutes
3001 – 6000 10 minutes
6001 – 8000 15 minutes
8001 – 10000 20 minutes

– turn off heat, remove lid and allow jars to sit for 5 min.
– remove jars from water and place on a towel for at least 12 hrs. During this time you’ll hear each of the lids pop as they seal.
– check the jars have sealed properly – they shouldn’t move up and down when you press in the middle of the lid. If a jar hasn’t sealed, you can refrigerate it and eat it or you can process the jar again using a new lid.
– keep processed jars in a cool, dry and dark place.

If you’re interested in some recipes, here are some of my other videos:

How To Make Homemade Strawberry Jam

How to Make Homemade Blueberry Jam

How to Make Homemade Peach Jam

Homemade Seville Orange Marmalade

How to Make a German Sour Cream Apple Cake

This is a great recipe for apples and the sour cream custard compliments them beautifully.

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Ingredients for 1-2-3 Dough:

1 cup Sugar
2 cups Butter
3 cups Flour
1 Egg, beaten

– Mix flour and butter together until roughly combined.
– Mix in sugar.
– Add egg
– Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for about 1 hr.

Ingredients for Cake:

½ recipe 1-2-3 Dough
4-5 Apples, peeled, cored, and halved
Dried breadcrumbs
½ cup Whipping Cream
2 Eggs
1 cup Sour cream
1 tbsp Corn starch
½ cup Sugar
½ tsp Vanilla

– Preheat oven to 375ºF/190ºC and grease and flour a 9″ springform pan.
– Press dough into bottom and sides of pan. Dough should come about ¾ up the side of the pan.
– Sprinkle enough breadcrumbs to cover the bottom.
– Score the top of each apple and arrange in pan with scored side up, adding pieces to fill in the holes.
– Combine whipping cream, eggs, sour cream, corn starch, sugar, and vanilla.
– Pour over apples and bake for 1-1½ until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
– Cool on wire rack in tin.

How to Make Apple Spice Cupcakes with a Spiced Buttercream (Gluten-Free)

These are great autumn cupcakes. The apples and spice go perfectly together and the spiced buttercream is super yummy!

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Ingredients for cupcakes:

2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups rice flour (or all purpose flour)
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups buttermilk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups finely shredded apple

– Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
– Line 2 x 12 cup cupcake pans.
– In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Set aside.
– In a mixer, combine brown sugar, eggs, and oil until well mixed.
– Add in flour mixture. Mix on low while slowly adding buttermilk.
– Mix in vanilla and shredded apple.
– Divide evenly into cupcake pans and bake for 20-25min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
– Cool on wire rack.

Ingredients for icing:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
4 cups (1 lb) confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground ginger
2 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 tbsp water

– mix butter, sugar, spices, and vanilla in a bowl. Add water to obtain desired consistency.
– Pipe or spread on cooled cupcakes.
Enjoy!