Friday, May 01, 2009

Have You Seen My Crack?

Someone STOLE my crack!

I left it on the counter, and now this is all that's left!


And I'm telling you! It was some GOOD crack!

See, I was checking out this blog called Smitten Kitchen, because the owner of the blog (Deb) was hanging out with the Pioneer Woman (Ree) and I figured if Ree was inviting Deb to the lodge, then she MUST be cool!

Little did I know she was into crack!

REE! Did you know that you are hanging out with people who make crack? And then shows all of her blog readers how to make it too!

Deb's crack looks AWESOME though! I was drawn to it like a moth is to light! I mean, who can resist something as tempting as this?

YEP! That's Deb's picture! From the Smitten Kitten blog!

Now, I have to tell you, that MY crack looked WAY better than hers. Even though it never really set up, hard enough, to break into pieces (it was too warm here) and I used mini crackers because that was all I had.

I'm just saying, that it's pretty obvious by the crumbs left behind, that mine looked so much more addicting than hers does. YEAH! IT DID! I SWEAR!

As a matter of fact, I am such a good crack maker, that someone decided to take it! ALL of it! I wonder who it could have been?

I do have my suspicions though! I think it's this guy!

He looks kind of shady! Doesn't he?

He has been known to take a piece of chicken off your plate, or steal a ravioli out of your bowl, when he thinks you aren't looking.

He has even ninja crept into the room, and stole a crouton! A CROUTON! This guy isn't afraid to experiment with new things!

AND, in my opinion, anyone who enjoys drinking toilet water, is definitely not above stealing crack!

I guess that means I will have to make more! I'm beginning to feel like the neighborhood dealer! Maybe, I'll just post the directions on how to make it here, so that everyone can make their own and stop taking mine! YEAH! That sounds like a GREAT idea. So here it goes.

Cracker Toffee

* 1 sleeve saltine crackers
* 1 cup butter (NO substitutes!!)
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 2 cups milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a sturdy 10" x 15" jelly roll pan with heavy duty foil and line with the crackers, making sure to place the crackers in a single layer, edges touching. You can break some crackers to fill the pan completely if you need to.

In a small saucepan, combine butter and sugar and bring to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, for 2 minutes. The mixture will gradually combine and form a thick sauce. Be careful with this sauce; it can burn very easily. Carefully spoon the sauce over the crackers. You can gently spread the sauce to cover all the crackers with the tip of a spoon. Bake the mixture for 10-12 minutes, or until the sauce bubbles all over its surface.

Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Return to oven for 1 minute to melt chips. Then remove from oven again and, using the tip of a knife, swirl the chocolate into the toffee. Let cool completely, then break into squares. Makes about 36 pieces

I have actually read a few different recipes for this, and several people have mentioned that they used Graham crackers in place of saltines. This sounds like a DELICIOUS option! YUM! Others have said that instead of regular saltine crackers, they use Club, or Ritz crackers because they are more buttery. Matzo crackers have also been used (see the recipe that Deb, from Smitten Kitchen made) AND! There are different opinions on what to use to get this stuff out of the pan! Some suggest using wax paper and greasing the pan to make it easier. This recipe also has many different names. But, "Crack" seems to be what it's often referred to because, "DUH" it's made out of crackers, and it's easy to become addicted to it.

OK! Now, I must confess! It really wasn't our food stealing cat, that ate the rest of the crack! It was ME! YES! ME!

They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery!

HEY! It's Karaoke night at the bar! Wanna sing my favorite song with me? "They tried to make me go to rehab, but I said....NO...NO....NO!" HA!

1 comment:

Carla said...

Hahaha!!! Crack, it is addicting girly, watch out!! Looks yummy! I will have to try some out for myself!!