This is an incredibly quick, easy recipe that makes delicious toffee perfect for giving as a gift. You can substitute the almonds for chopped hazelnuts if you prefer.

250g caster sugar
225g butter
175g plain chopped chocolate
4 tbsp. chopped almonds
2 tbsp. water

1. Butter a swiss roll tin.

2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter.

3. Stir in the sugar and water and bring the mixture to the boil.

4. Add the almonds and mix in well.

5. Cook, stirring all the while until the almonds are toasted and the mixture is golden in colour.

6. Remove this from the heat and pour into the prepared tin.

7. Break the chocolate over the top and when melted, spread out with a palette knife and leave to set.

8. Once completely cooled, break into pieces and serve.

Source: Toffee Recipes.