Claggum or Clack

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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  • treacle
  • water


Put two teacupfuls of treacle into a pan with one of cold water. Set on a low heat to dissolve, then boil briskly until, when tested, it forms a soft ball. Pour into a well-buttered shallow dish, and when cool enough to handle, with buttered hands gather it into a lump. ‘Tease’ or pull it out until it turns a pale cream colour; then twist into long sticks.