Recreating A Beloved Childhood Treat
Yes, you need a candy thermometer, but you can do it!
Everybody has memories of foods from their childhoods. While I certainly have plenty of homemade favorites, one thing I think of fondly is a certain candy bar: the Crunchie. Growing up partly in the United Kingdom, Cadbury's Crunchie bar was something that I missed a lot when I moved to the US, since there's no alternative there. So I set out to create my own homemade version - and was remarkably successful! Plus, this version can be made pareve or dairy, giving it more versatility.
It's a bit of an intricate recipe - you need a candy thermometer - but the results are well worth it, and there aren't too many ingredients or fancy techniques. So get candy-ing!
Amy Spiro is a journalist and writer based in Jerusalem. She is a graduate of the Jerusalem Culinary Institute's baking and pastry track, a regular writer for The Jerusalem Post and blogs at bakingandmistaking.com. She also holds a BA in Journalism and Politics from NYU.