Indulge in extra calories this holiday season with locally made candied confections.
By Jessica Rodrigo Tulsa World
The holidays are often celebrated with sweets, whether baked or candied confections. We see candy canes in all colors and sizes and chocolates in every shape dressed in shiny foil wrappers.
For Teri Fermo, owner of Bohemia: Moveable Feast catering business and the Jezebel Food Truck, it’s also the time she starts churning out larger batches of her Naughty Chocolate Almond Toffee to sell at local fundraisers, online or at the Tulsa Farmers Market.
She’s been making her namesake toffee since she was about 15 years old. Her grandma loved to eat those Almond Roca candies while she watched “The Merv Griffin Show,” Fermo said.
That’s when Fermo and her mom started making their own version of the almond toffee. They found a recipe in an old Junior League recipe book from Knoxville, Tennessee, and built upon that, changing ingredients to their tastes.
“It became a necessity, and that’s how it evolved over the years. Like how we used sliced almonds now instead of coarsely chopped almonds because I had a relative who couldn’t eat it because it cut up her gums,” she said.
She also sells her toffee in dark and milk chocolate varieties to satisfy both groups of chocolate fans. Each batch is made in her catering kitchen located just off Harvard Avenue.
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