How to Make Nana Starky's Bonfire Toffee
Bonfire night is here once more, so to help everyone get into the mood (and keep little fingers good and sticky) Here's our favourite recipe for Bonfire Toffee!
What you will need
- 225g Black Treacle
- 450g Sugar
- 225g Best Butter
- 1 small teacup of water (about 50ml)
- Pinch of salt
- Half a teaspoon of vinegar
- Nana Starky’s Home Baking 1976 Recipe Book (or our recipe)
How you do it
Gather all your ingredients together and measure out your amounts.
Add all the ingredients to the pan and place over the heat. Take care - the mixture gets extremely hot and sticky!
Stir continuously until boiling.
Once it is boiling, stop stirring and allow to boil. Do not stir as you will end up with soft treacle toffee.
Very lightly grease your baking trays/toffee tins
Keep testing your treacle toffee by dribbling a small amount into a glass of very cold water. If this turns hard and brittle, then your toffee is ready.
It is a fine balance between getting the treacle toffee just right and it beginning to burn. Therefore, once it is becoming firm, test regularly and don’t leave your pan.
Pour the mixture very carefully into your tin.
Once your toffee is beginning to harden, score deep lines using the back of a knife. In the 1970’s we used to just turn out the whole block and use a toffee hammer, but scoring gives nice mouth-sized squares. Up to you!
Once the treacle toffee has cooled and set, you can break into pieces and either eat straight away or wrap into squares of grease-proof paper.
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