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.
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.
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
- 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.