I pulled over on my bike to the Cucanama Tienda, (little store), grabbed a bottle of water and sat outside at the little table. It was afternoon, hot, and I was 15 minutes from home still. I heard a stirring behind me as the owner and her husband grabbed a little table, a basket full of guavitas, and started to peel. We said hello, and then, after a few minutes, the lady came over and, without a word, handed me one, that which she was about to sell. That touched me so much! That is this culture.
Raw English Toffee is a soft sticky toffee candy with a caramel-chew to it! A variation of the classic candy with only goodness to it.
1/4 c. coconut oil, melted
1/4 c. almond butter
1/4 c. yacon syrup (or honey, agave, or coconut syrup)
1/4 c. coconut crystals or raw sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 dash vanilla powder (1 tsp. vanilla extract)
Save 6 almonds and cut in half for the tops. Stir by hand the rest of the ingredients. Press into silicon molds, or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Put into freezer for 20 minutes. Cover with chocolate sauce and 1/2 almond each.
1 T. coconut oil (or cacao butter), melted
1 T. honey or other raw liquid sweetener
1 T. cacao powder
Stir by hand. Top each candy with a dollop of chocolate sauce. Press 1/2 almond into each candy. Chill/freeze again. Make it into one big candy, if you like, and break it into crunchy pieces, like peanut brittle.
Word of the Day – regalito – little gift
Tip of the Day – To give spontaneously, not pre-meditated, is the best gift! You have to look for opportunities to do it.
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