Blood Orange Cranberry Toffee
So, it's officially fall! All over Twitter and the blogosphere, people are talking about getting back to baking. It's always fun to see what everyone's up to. However, as someone who bakes year round, fall means something else to me, culinarily speaking - it means CANDY MAKING season.
Sure, it's easy to make candy year round.. I just don't, really. In the fall, you not only have the pretty colors and crisp air to inspire you.. you have references to Halloween - some subtle, many not! - all around you. Fall is when we start looking forward to our annual Halloween trip out east, and plan trips to pick apples. Mmm freshly picked apples. Mmm freshly picked apples, dipped in molten, flavored sugar. Yum. Have you tried making candy apples at home? If not, click that link - our recipe is easy and tasty!
Well, I went on a candy making binge this past weekend, and will be sharing the recipes with you over the next few days. 3 different styles of fudge, plus one toffee... all flavored with blood orange extract, and crammed with sweetened, dried cranberries!
Blood orange extract is my favorite flavoring, by far. It's sunny, it's potent.. and it's pure awesomeness. Yes!
If you don't have blood orange extract on hand, I highly recommend ordering some online. It's gpod stuff!
Anyway, let's get started!
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