I thought about this when walking around a store and seeing “Treacle Syrup”. It reminded me of a longtime childhood favorite Treacle Toffee, which is a sweet deliciously rich hard toffee. When I posted it on Facebook, other relatives reminded me how my grandmother used to make this as a treat for all the local kids just after the second world war. My Dad has memories of breaking the slab of toffee with a hammer.
I had not made toffee before and was surprised at just how easy it is to make. Also with the few simple ingredients, you know you are getting something that has no added artificial ingredients (other than lots of sugar!).
- Butter 3oz
- Brown sugar 6oz
- Golden syrup 3 oz
- Treacle syrup 3oz
- Cream of tartar 1/4 teaspoon
Combine all ingredients in a pan and heat until melted, continue heating on a medium heat until the temperature on a candy thermometer reaches 305 F (hard crack). Immediately remove from the heat and pour into a buttered non-stick 8″ square pan (or line with parchment paper). When firm (after 5 mins), score lines along the slightly soft toffee, then when hard 15 mins, remove from the square pan and break along the score lines – or just break with a hard object.
Enjoy! But be careful with your teeth and fillings, this is definitely something to suck on and enjoy, rather than trying to break with your teeth!