English Toffee

1 cup unsalted butter
1-1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup, light
3 tablespoons water
1 lb bittersweet chocolate
1 lb pecans -- ground

Melt butter and sugar, add corn syrup and water. Boil over high heat till candy thermometer reads 300 F. Pour on to greased cookie sheet. Break in to pieces and dip in melted chocolate. Cover with ground pecans.

Note: Kindly donated by San Francisco pastry chef Greg Léon. Yield depends on how large you break the pieces.

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