My first introduction to Nigella Lawson was through my college roommate Brooke. She brought home this cookbook:
In our tiny kitchen, we fried beignets and ate mozzarella in carrozza (do you love that?), which is basically the grilled cheese of your dreams. Now, in college, I barely had two nickels to rub together. But once in a blue moon, I'd get a break from turkey sandwiches, and we'd eat something out of this book. ;o) Since college, I have used many of her recipes, and she has yet to lead me astray. If you don't know Nigella, you should!
Homemade Toffee Sauce
3/4 stick unsalted butter
2 T dark corn syrup
3/4 cup + 1 T dark brown sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream
Melt butter, syrup, and sugar in pan and slowly bring to boil, allowing sugar and butter to melt. Let mixture bubble for a couple minutes before carefully adding cream. Cook for a couple more minutes till it is thick and glossy.
The toffee sauce above is her recipe. It is incredibly easy, and it is incredibly rich! I usually make it with a pound cake and ice cream, but we just had it with the ice cream tonight. Still very good!