Thursday, October 4, 2012

English Treacle Toffee

I remember treacle candy from when I was in England. One of the stories I read every year with my European Lit class mentions it and I was going to take some to class, but I couldn't find anywhere. Finally found this recipe. :)

1 lb dark brown sugar
8 oz blackstrap molasses
4 oz unsalted butter
2 Tbls water
1 Tbls white vinegar

Place butter, water and vinegar in a saucepan; heat gently until butter has melted.

Add sugar and molasses and allow to dissolve (about 20 minutes).

Boil mixture to a temperature of 280° on candy thermometer. Remove from heat; allow bubbling to decrease.

Pour into a well greased 8" square pan.
When cooled, score surface into small squares with an oiled knife.
When cold, break into squares; wrap in cellophane and store in an airtight container.


heresolong said...

Odd that it doesn't have treacle in it.

Tami said...

If you're British..."treacle" is loosely synonymous with molasses. (Merriam Webster acknowledges British usage: :)