Posted for ZWT6 - Great Britain Region. I was reading about Christmas traditions in various countries and the website stated how popular English Toffee Squares were during the holidays in Great Britain. These sound so easy to prepare.
- Preheat oven to 275°F In large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy.
- Separate egg, then beat yolk into butter mixture; cover and reserve the egg white.
- In another bowl, stir together flour and cinnamon; add to butter mixture.
- With your hands, spread dough evenly over bottom of a greased 10 by 15-inch rimmed baking pan.
- Beat egg white lightly, then brush over dough to cover evenly.
- Sprinkle pecans over top; press in lightly.
- Bake for 1 hour or until firm when lightly touched. While still hot, cut into 1/2-inch squares. Let cool in pan on a rack. Store in an airtight container.
These were really easy to prepare, as stated in the intro, and they were pretty doggone tasty too! I *thought* that I would be able to spread with an off-set spatula...HA! After an unsuccessful 5 minutes, I gave up, and patted it out, almost like a pizza crust, filling in the corners, and leveling it out some. They baked for an hour, and looked perfect. I cut mine (with a pizza cutter) into about a 2-bite size, which yielded 48 ( 8 lines by 6 lines, if that makes sense.) Looks like I have a few extra, to share! Thanks for posting this simple, homey recipe, HokiesLady!