Well, the carpet installers are here and there's nothing I can do because they've moved furniture into my kitchen!!! Thank goodness I have a lap top computer. I'm sitting on the back patio out of the dust and dirt, and will take advantage of the time and post the Almond Roca recipe.
2 c. sugar
1 lb. butter
1/2 c. almonds; chopped
1 12 oz. pkg. milk chocolate chips
1 6 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 - 1 c. almonds; chopped finely
Put butter in large cooking pan, then add sugar, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to 145 deg.CENTIGRADE. Add 1/2 cup chopped almonds. Continue cooking and stirring to 160 - 165 deg. C. Do NOT under cook - needs to be browning. * Immediately pour onto lightly greased/Pammed cookie sheets (2 cookie sheets), OR use baking parchment instead of Pam.
While it cools, melt chocolates. (I melt them in the microwave.) When Roca is cool, spread with half of the melted chocolate, and sprinkle with half of the finely chopped nuts. When hard, turn out of pan onto another pan, and cover other side of Roca with rest of melted chocolate and sprinkle with remaining nuts. Let cool. Break into pieces. Store in a tin.