Helensburgh Toffee

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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Helensburgh lies just across the water from Greenock, the town of sugar refineries, and has given its name to one of the most popular of our Scottish sweets.


  • loaf sugar
  • condensed milk
  • salt
  • butter
  • water
  • vanilla


Put into an iron or enamelled pan two pounds of loaf sugar, the contents of a tin of condensed milk (ordinary size), four ounces of salt butter, and a small teacupful of water. Stir continuously over the fire for forty-five minutes. Add a teaspoonful of vanilla essence and stir off the fire for one m