Caramel and Toffee?

What is the difference between caramel and toffee?


Thanks Steve... lower temperature... nice to know after I just burned my caramel lol. Next question, how do I remove burned caramel from a copper saucepan? lol

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Caramel is a fairly chewy candy that is soft at room temperature; toffee is harder and somewhat brittle.

    Toffee, while similar to caramels, contains lower levels of dairy and fat-based ingredients. It has a firmer texture as a result, and its cook temperature, 300 degrees F, gives the confection more carmelization or flavor than caramels.

    Both caramel and toffee are basically a mixture of boiled sugar and butter made in a way similar to that of hard candy except that more ingredients are added. Milk in a sweetened, condensed, or evaporated form is normally used. Fats, such as butter or vegetable oil, are mixed with cream or milk or some kind of syrup before being added to the batch of candy.


    (For a large pot), soak it in hot soapy water, and do the same for the utensils. When the caramel dissolves (you may have to periodically add more hot water), you can clean it. If it doesn't, place on stovetop, filled with water and bring to a gentle boil for 5 to 10 minutes to loosen the caramel.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yep, caramel isn't cooked as long, until it reaches 244 - 248 degrees. Therefore it will stay chewy. Toffee is heated much longer, usually to around 290 - 300 degrees.

    To get that caramel out of your pan, soak it in super hot water and swoosh it around a lot.

  • 1 decade ago

    Caramel is heated to a lower temp. Toffee is boiled longer, hence the hard consistency.

  • 4 years ago

    I could pick?!!!!!! omg. ...erm .... nicely i do love Truffle fillings - notably Bailey's cakes ...oh and praline ones too!!! yet i'm quite fond of a no longer undemanding toffee filling too!! mmmmm :o9 caramel is so so, wafer is a waste of a solid chocolate, and creme is okay on condition that your'e desperate and don't have the different option....yet you may forget coffee creams - they're the artwork of the devil!!

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