Friday, December 10, 2010

Momma's Rocha (Toffee)

This toffee is a newer holiday tradition at my parents house.  Super easy to make and so yummy.  
Here is what you need to know - It hasn't ever flopped on my mom, but she ALWAYS uses a Cast Iron Skillet!

Grease a cookie sheet so that it is ready for the completed toffee.

In this order place in your hot cast iron skillet:
1 Cup of Sugar
1 Cup of Butter - No substitutes - otherwise it will flop
On High you are going to bring this to a boil for 3 minutes.  Just adjust your temperature to make sure that you don't scorch it but don't go below medium high.  Stir this constantly with a very heat resistant spoon. 

Have hot pads handy.  When the color changes you will know that it is ready for the Vanilla.  It will start to have darker amber swirls, add 1 Tsp of Vanilla, and stir it up.  Pour immediately onto the greased cookie sheet.  Wait a few seconds and sprinkle with chocolate chips over the top. When they look glossy you will use your spoon and spread out evenly over your toffee mixture.  You can add nuts to the top now if you prefer.  Let it cool and break apart. 

So here are the notes momma gave me - 
ALWAYS use cast Iron
ALWAYS use a very heat proof utensil.
Have a hot pad handy.

If you would like to change it up a bit - you can omit the vanilla and replace with a rum flavor, and add almonds to the toffee before pouring onto the cookie sheet.


  1. Man this looks really good.
    this is the problem i have with this time of year.
    My will power against such treats is so weak.

  2. I just made this. Waiting for it to cool so I can see if it turned out. The boil for 3 minutes part didn't work for me because it was already boiling before the butter had even completely melted. I just cooked it until the color looked about right. We shall see if that was OK, I guess. While I was preoccupied with this in the kitchen, Maggie found the painting project I had been working on with TOmmy and foolishly forgot to clean up before walking away. Thank goodness Saki found her before any major damage happened. ha!


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