What is toffee?

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  • papaw
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    1 decade ago
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    Toffee

    Classic and nostalgic, toffee is a treasured treat for many families. At the same time, however, many people assume the candy is difficult to make, but with a bit of care and attention to accuracy, homemade toffee can become a delicious tradition.

    Toffee is a form of candy made with specific proportions of butter, sugar, molasses, and milk. Other ingredients may be required depending on the individual recipe, and many candy connoisseurs enjoy adding nuts or chocolate to the confection for a more elaborate result.

    Toffee recipe

    How to make treacle toffee 2:

    A slightly more complicated toffee recipe. The molasses (black treacle) lends a deeper and more intense flavor as well as giving the toffee a darker flavor.

    Ingredients

    12 tablespoons Demerara sugar

    1/2 cup butter

    pinch of cream of tartar

    8 tablespoons black molasses (treacle)

    just under 1/2 pint of cold water

    Method

    - Dissolve the sugar and butter and molasses in the water and bring to the boil.

    - Add the cream of tartar and raise the temperature to 280 degrees Fahrenheit til it forms a hard ball in cold water.

    Use to make toffee apples or just allow to set and break into pieces.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's a candy that's made with molasses or sugar boiled with milk, butter and sometimes flour.

    Then you can add other ingredients to your basic toffee.

    So yummy!

    Here's a recipe:

    Butter Toffee

    8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter

    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

    1 packed cup light brown sugar

    3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream

    1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    There's a link that is just full of toffee recipes. Try them out.

    Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.

    Combine the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and heavy cream in a medium heavy saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Continue to cook until the mixture reaches 300 degrees F, or the hard-crack stage (a drop of boiling syrup immersed in cold water crackles).

    Remove from the heat, add the vanilla, and stir. Pour onto the prepared sheet and let cool completely.

    Crack the toffee into large shards with a rolling pin. Place the pieces in a large deep pot and break into smaller pieces with the end of the rolling pin. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ever had a heath bar or skor bar? That's chocolate-covered toffee.

    Often it has chopped up nuts in it.

    Very crunchy and hard, but not so much like a lollipop... it'll break more easily.

    Yum.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is what people with a lisp drink in the morning to help wake up.

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