Treacle Toffee

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The Farmhouse Kitchen

The Farmhouse Kitchen

By Mary Norwak

Published 1991

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  • 10oz black treacle or golden syrup
  • 4oz brown sugar
  • ½oz butter
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


    Mix the treacle, sugar, butter and vinegar in a saucepan, and boil without stirring until a few drops in cold water are brittle. Add the bicarbonate of soda to the mixture. Boil again for about eight minutes, pour out on to a greased tin, and sprinkle the lemon juice on top. When it is cool enough to handle, smear a scrap of butter on the hands and roll the toffee into small balls. Leave to harden.