unbelievable, fabulous malted milk ball cake (whopper cake). To this day, anyone who tasted that cake swears it was the most scrumptious thing they've ever had. And it truly tasted like a whopper, down to the gritty middle.
So this friend nonchalantly mentioned that her birthday was coming up, and oh, Butterfingers is her favorite candy bar. My sleeves were rolled up before the drool started, and the testing began. I do have a plan for the cake and topping portions, but the key to this is to recreate the actual flaky candy portion. Lets be honest for a second- this type of candy is nearly impossible to create outside of the large, industrial, candy making plant. But that didn't deter me, I made three different batches of candy that day. Fast forward ten months and one new job later... life swallowed me up and spit me out. I'm dusting myself off and getting back in the kitchen and back to my many recipe projects that were left unfinished, starting with the Butterfinger.
This is not perfect yet, but it's pretty good! Give it go, see what you think. Most of the problem with my earlier batches was that they were too hard. This version gave me those flaky layers that are so crucial to this candy. I'll be refining this recipe slightly more and then making the actual cake (check back for that recipe soon.) In the meantime, nobody better lay finger on my Butterfinger...but if they do, they will be fat and happy!
Butterfinger Candy (aka, soft peanut brittle)
1/3 cup peanut butter, place in a glass dish and warm slightly
Line a 9x13" pan with parchment paper
Stir 2 tsp baking soda with a spoon of water (use a regular table spoon)
Melt together on low, stirring gently for about 5 minutes:
1 cup sugar
4 Tbls corn syrup
Boil for 10 minutes, do not stir. Pour into the peanut butter, add the baking soda water. Stir and immediately pour onto the parchment paper (this has to happen in lickety spit time!). Do not touch at all or you will loose the layers. Let cool. Cover with melted chocolate. Break apart and eat!
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Saturday, November 14, 2009
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