Toffee Candied Apple
Place butter in cooking kettle, bring to a boiling point and add the warm water
Again, bring to a boil and add granulated sugar
Bring to a final stiff boil and add the lecithin
Cook to 250 degrees Farenheight and add chopped almonds
Cook to 280-290 degrees and reduce heat
Cook to 310-312 degrees
Set kettle off fire and add salt and bakers special sugar and mix well
Pour onto oiled cooking slab
Spread to desired thickness and mark for later breaking
Dip apple in caramel sauce
Roll in finished Toffee bits
About Alene DeBrito
Everyone knew that, in the weeks before Christmas, the place to find Alene DeBrito was in the kitchen. She'd be making her chocolate-dipped, dried apricot candies for the friends, employees and customers of her husband Arnold's farm implement business.
It didn't take too long before things got out of hand. Demand exceeded Alene's ability to supply. So as not to disappoint those recipients who year after year had come to anticipate the heady taste of chocolate and apricot, and so as not put Alene and the family in a tizzy every November, there was only one thing to do - build the Chocolate Factory.
The end result of that decision is presented here; quality chocolate, California dried fruit, fresh nuts-combinations that can make you feel good about indulging. We know you will enjoy our fine chocolates just as much as if you snitched one fresh from Alene's kitchen table.
San Mateo Harvest Festival
San Mateo County Event Center
2495 So. Delaware St, San Mateo
November 14-16, 2008
Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Adults: $9, Seniors (62+) $7, Youth (13-17) $4; 12 & Under
Tickets valid for re-entry all weekend
Call 415-447-3205 or visit www.harvestfestival.com for tickets and information.