? asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 5 years ago

What's the difference between toffee, fudge. butterscotch, confiture de lait, caramel, "krówki" and dulce de leche?

Also describe each one of these.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
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    Well, fudge is very different from all of those listed. It's made of chocolate and marshmallow. The rest are indeed very similar. Confiture de lait and dulce de ledge are the same thing. In fact, they mean the same thing only one is in French, the other in Spanish. They are a mixture of milk/cream and sugar. They are typically made by boiling an unopened can of condensed milk for a couple of hours. Toffee is similar too, but it includes butter, whereas the other two do not. Also, toffee is typically heated to a higher temperature to produce a hard candy, while dulce de leche/confiture de lait are spreadable sauces. Krowki is set apart because it is heated more than dulce de leche but less than toffee, giving it a semi-hard chewable texture. It may or may not have butter. Caramel is technically just heated sugar, and nothing else. If you mean caramel candy, like the chewy brown squares, it is technically not any different than krowki, except it is heated more, and therefore firmer.

    • 5 years agoReport

      Butterscotch is the same as toffee, except it is not heated as high as toffee, so it yields a softer hard candy. Also, butterscotch typically uses brown sugar. But, if you didn't use brown sugar, but heated it to the soft crack stage, it would technically still be butterscotch.

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