“Percy’s letters was enclosed in a package of Easter eggs that Mrs. Weasley had sent. Both Harry’s and Ron’s were the size of dragon eggs and full of homemade toffee. Hermione’s, however, was smaller than a chicken egg.”
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if there’s one mom in literature who knows how to cook, it’s Mrs. Weasley. I whipped up her homemade toffee-filled chocolate eggs as gifts this Easter, but her English toffee will be a favourite for any mom this Mother’s Day.
Toffee may seem like scary ground to walk on, but this recipe you can judge when the toffee is done by colour. No candy thermometers, or glasses of ice cold water to drop toffee in to test doneness. It’s easy and quick, which is good, since you’ll be back making a second batch pretty quickly!