Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Scottish Recipes - Treacle Toffee

Treacle Toffee

Oh my, This Treacle Toffee is the stuff of my Childhood.

Like many things I make on here

I think I am getting nostalgic in my old (em, young) age

 this toffee is not like caramel, its hard and brittle, yet melts in your mouth

So I made treacle toffee this weekend and I was calling my Mum (she lives in Scotland, I live in Texas) and my Mum said "Guess what, I made treacle Toffee today" and I was laughing because I made Treacle toffee too.... hers looked way better than mine though

I will let you into a secret, it didn't turn out well and it didn't set, my mum told me I didn't boil it long enough

So on my mums say so, I scraped my "soft unset treacle toffee back in the pan and boiled it some more

and ta da! now its great

So I have adjusted this recipe according to my mums tuition

I have had a brain wave.... I am gonna have my Mum guest post on my Blog next time I am home, exciting right?
Thanks mum

Just another note: I grew up on this stuff, my Mum used to make it all the time for us kids, and I say this next part with love, for it now seems she is still making it for that other kid still living in my childhood home, My Dad.

To make this amazing treacle toffee, you will need Treacle. Molasses is fine

Lyle's Black Treacle

you will need

2/3 of a Cup of Brown Sugar
8tbsp/4oz Butter
8tbsp Treacle
2 tbsp Water
1tsp White vinegar

  • Grease a round 9 inch cake tin

  • In a large pot, add Sugar, Butter, Treacle and Water

  • Heat through until all ingredients have blended together and the Butter has melted

  • Heat until bubbles appear then add the vinegar

  • Keep mixture on a bubbling, rolling boil for 10 minutes, the mixture should swell with large bubbles, if you are using a sugar thermometer, heat to 270F/140C (If you don't have a sugar thermometer, take a small dot of mixture and place it on a plate, if it sets hard its ready)

  • When ready, pour hot mixture very carefully out into the greased tin, allow to cool

  • Pop the treacle toffee out onto a solid surface and hit lightly to break into bite sized pieces


Treacle Toffee

Treacle Toffee also goes by the name of Bonfire Toffee and is eaten by kids in Britain on Bonfire Night in November, the rich, smooth flavour is just amazing


Scottish Word of the day : Bairn - Child
(Every Bairn, big or small, will love Treacle toffee)

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  1. I wish I would have brought some treacle back from the UK. I keep looking for it locally, but I have yet to find it so I'll probably have to mail order it. Might have to mail order it soon. Do you take recipe requests? My father misses his Auntie's treacle bread but I don't have a recipe.

  2. I have never heard of this stuff before. Thanks for sharing at wow.

  3. Looking forward to being a guest blogger wow xx

    1. Mum I am looking forward to it too, get your thinking cap on for something fabulous :)

  4. It looks great. I've been to Glasgow and Edinburgh, the food in both places was really delicious!

  5. I had to google treacle! Does it taste anything like molasses? Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

  6. Oh my, I've never had dark toffee. Looks delicious!

  7. I have never heard of it, but now I am off to ebay, to order some! Hope I will find it.
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again next week - and don't forget the voting is today!

  8. Thete is a site that deals with many food, tea, etc, items. It is "The Jolly Pirate". At least I jope I'm remembering correctly. The prices are reasonable and delivery great! Good luck!


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