20 August 2011
Yup. It's good. Really good. (and, no one will ever know that you slaved over it for all of about 10 minutes!). My kids and I tried some of this at a local bakery. A few days passed and I thought we'd try our own version.
Georgian-style Walnut Candy
Salt crackers*, to cover the bottom of a 9 by 12 inch deep sided baking dish
1 stick of butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups of chocolate (chips or broken bar, measurement doesn't need to be exact)
1 cup of walnuts, chopped
coarse sea salt
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9 by 12 inch baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil. If using parchment, have it run over the sides just a bit so that you can use this to pull the candy out of the dish later. Use the wrapper of your butter to grease the lined baking dish. Place a layer of crackers in the baking dish, covering the entire dish. On the stove top, melt the butter and sugar. Cook until bubbling. Pour over the crackers and place into the hot oven for five minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the chocolate and walnuts. Pres firmly with a rubber spatula and return to the oven for five minutes to melt the chocolate. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with salt. Allow to cool. Once cool, place into the freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove and break candy into pieces. Serve with espresso. Store extra pieces in an airtight container for up to one month.
*Use the type of crackers you can find. The idea is you want something plain flavored with some salt content.