Preparation info
  • Makes

    24 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages

By Annie Gray

Published 2021

  • About

Based on accounts of the time plus toffee recipe in Mrs E. W. Kirk, 1929, Tried Favourites.120

This Derbyshire Christmas speciality is tricky to fathom out. Most descriptions run along the lines of ‘the famous blackball – a compound of treacle, sugar, butter and ginger, boiled to a thick syrup which hardened in cooling’.121 There are