5minutes cooking time
- 450g dark brown sugar
- 125ml boiling water
- 130ml black treacle
- 100ml golden syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Put the sugar and water in a large pan, heat without stirring until sugar is dissolved.
- Add treacle, syrup and cream of tartar.
- Heat until toffee is the correct temperature.This takes ages... use this time to line a tin with non stick paper and grease. Stay near the pan because although it takes a long time (3 mins or so) it is easy to burn when it gets there.
- How to know when it's ready:The method my great nan taught me when I was 12: after a while drop a tiny amount into ice cold water and pick it out. If it is still soft then it needs longer. If it is correct temperature then the toffee will be brittle.The method for today's world: use a thermometer ...135-140°C. higher temp equals harder toffee.I actually use both methods now because it takes such a long time to get from 116°C to 130°C+ the thermometer tells you when to use the drop in water method.
- Pour the mixture into the tin and leave to harden.
- Once cold break up the toffee with a hammer and wrap in brown grease proof paper and keep in airtight container.
- Watch out for your teeth and friends who steal your toffee then get you to make them a batch anyway!
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