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Jamanda

Treacle Toffee



Ingredients


  • 200g butter

  • 200g black treacle

  • 300g soft brown sugar

  • 30mls (2 teaspoons) water

  • pinch cream of tartar




Recipe


  1. Put all ingredients except CofT into sauce pan.

  2. Gently melt and bring to the boil.

  3. Add the CofT.

  4. Boil until small crack stage (140c)

  5. Pour into lined, greased tin.

  6. Cool, making hash marks when it's cool enough for them to stay there.

  7. Smash up with rolling pin and glue your teeth together with it.

Jamanda

Aha! This is what I need to make for tomorrow night! Very Happy
earthyvirgo

This is what I'm about to make now.

EV
gz

Is this the recipe you can pull?
Jamanda

No. I think Fee has one in the data base too though -here - This looks as though it would be lighter than mine (my great gran's actually), but still not of pulling consistency. Isn't that what is called taffy?
earthyvirgo

Mine turned out as a 'bash with a rolling pin' type. Fine if you like that type but not what I wanted.

My Mum makes the most exquisite chewy 'taffi triog' (not sure who's recipe) ...much, much nicer - I'll ask her for the recipe.

EV
Jamanda

Mine turned out a bit softer than I like it. In fact I think you could pull it! But it tastes good. (Last time I trust that darned thermometer thingy)
frewen

I want toffee now love5
judith

earthyvirgo wrote:
Mine turned out as a 'bash with a rolling pin' type. Fine if you like that type but not what I wanted.


At our village show, that appears to be the desirable quality. The cookery judges always ask for a knife to bash it with if they didn't come armed with their own hammer!
earthyvirgo

judith wrote:
earthyvirgo wrote:
Mine turned out as a 'bash with a rolling pin' type. Fine if you like that type but not what I wanted.


At our village show, that appears to be the desirable quality. The cookery judges always ask for a knife to bash it with if they didn't come armed with their own hammer!


Really?!
Gosh, sounds like I've made the grade then Smile

I was a bit puzzled by the 2 x tblsp of white vinegar in the recipe but it solidified after about 5 mins boiling. Wondering if it was some chemical reaction.

EV
Jamanda

Toffee time!
Went

What does the Cream of Tartar do? We haven't got any - will it work without? You've set me on a toffee quest now..... Wink
Went



I was a bit puzzled by the 2 x tblsp of white vinegar in the recipe

EV


Eh? So am I or have I missed something?
Boy Wonder

Vinegar and cream of tartar both have low pHs. So they must fulfill the same function in the different recipes. I would guess something to do with the setting.

eta who left himself logged in then?
mochyn

eta who left himself logged in then?


Laughing Laughing Laughing
Jamanda

I boiled it up to 140c this time and it's come out perfick. I've altered the recipe accordingly.
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