Black Man or Treacle Candy

An Old-fashioned Sweetmeat

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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A Cottage Recipe


  • treacle
  • vinegar
  • bicarbonate of soda


Put into a saucepan four pounds of treacle and a dessertspoonful of vinegar. Bring it to the boil and let it boil very slowly, stirring it to prevent burning. When it has boiled for twenty minutes try it by dropping into cold water. If it snaps it is done. Add flavouring to taste—peppermint, almond, or lemon. Then put in half a