Before my mom and dad leave to go back home tomorrow, we had one final task today. Make "Swiss Milk Toffee". Not a toffee fan you say? Me neither. But this is NOT ordinary toffee. This is a family recipe from my uncle Bill who grew up in Scotland. You have to try it to appreciate it.
1/2 c. regular milk
2 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter
1/2 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
pinch of salt
1 large Hershey's bar (7 oz) grated
Combine regular milk, sugar, butter, and pinch of salt in a medium sized pan. Bring to low boil and then set timer and cook for 8 minutes....do not stir.
After boiling for 8 minutes, remove pan from heat, add sweetened condensed milk (stir in quickly), return to heat, cook and stir continually for about 8 more minutes.
Then, remove pan from heat and continue mixing toffee with an electric beater at medium speed. After a few minutes, the toffee will become thick, harder to beat and start to look like frosting (almost to "peak" stage).
Spread (using your hand to pat and shape into rectangle) mixture on a jelly roll pan (it will take up about half the pan). While toffee is still hot, sprinkle grated chocolate on top. Spread evenly with knife as it melts. Score into 1 inch squares (or larger!). When it has cooled completely, cut squares all the way through. SO good!