Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

Just wondering, i've had a look and i can't find where abouts Toffee was orginated from, An answer ASAP plz?

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2 Answers

  • Eden*
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    "Toffee became popular around 1800, a time when sugar and treacle (a sugar syrup like molasses) had become cheap. Early references to toffee all come from the north of England and often mention friends getting together to boil treacle with flour to make a sticky treat. Improvements to the basic mixture included adding cream a speciality of Devonshire or butter to make a richly flavoured confection.

    Buttery toffee is often called butterscotch, which suggests it was invented in Scotland. But the word was first recorded in the Yorkshire town of Doncaster, where Samuel Parkinson began making it in 1817. Possibly the "scotch" part of its name derives from "scorch" rather than from Scotland. As for the word "toffee," an early spelling is "toughy" or "tuffy," probably a reference to the confection's teeth-sticking toughness."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


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