Bonfire Night Treacle Toffee
Everyone loves sticky, dark Bonfire toffee – the must-have treat for Bonfire night. So, simple, quick and easy to make, you will become addicted.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 1pound/450 g dark brown sugar
- ¼pint/120 ml pint water
- ¼level teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½cup/115 g black treacle/molasses***
- ½cup/115 g golden syrup/corn syrup
Step 1Gather the ingredients. Generously butter a 30cm x 10cm or 18cm square tin, make sure you get the butter right into the corners.
Step 2In a heavy-based 4-pint stainless steel saucepan dissolve the sugar and water over low heat. Once dissolved, add all the remaining ingredients, turn up the heat and bring to the boil. Using a sugar or toffee thermometer boil to 270 F/140 C (soft crack). ***If you do not have a sugar or toffee thermometer, keep a jug of cold water next to the stove, once the toffee has started to thicken, drop a little of the syrup into cold water, it is ready when it solidifies into threads as it hits the water, when removed from the water, the threads should still be slightly flexible not too brittle as the toffee continues to cook for a while.
Step 3Once the temperature or the test above is reached (anything between 20 - 45 minutes at a good hard, boil) carefully pour the toffee into the prepared tin and leave to cool.
Step 4Once the toffee is cold remove it from the tin and break with a toffee hammer or solid sharp object and the toffee will crack into pieces. If your toffee is stuck in the tin, turn the tin over, and place it on a firm surface like a chopping board and tap sharply on the underneath of the tin a few times, the toffee will break up and fall out.
Step 5Store in an airtight tin until Bonfire Night if you can resist it long enough! NOTE: This toffee is not a caramel and as such needs to be brought up to a high temperature, please take care when handling.