Bonfire Toffee

PennyBy Penny    

October 2, 2017

A traditional British Halloween or Bonfire night treat

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: Plenty

Ingredients

350g softened salted butter

200g black treacle

425g dark brown muscovado sugar

Can condensed milk

Sugar thermometer

Directions

1In a large pan gently melt the butter, treacle, sugar and milk

2Stir only occasionally.

3Stirring too often causes the sugar to crystallise making the toffee grainy

4When the sugar has melted and the mixture is smooth turn up the heat to high and boil to 130c

5Stir to make sure the mixture doesn’t catch and burn on the bottom.

6When the toffee mixture has reached 130c pour into a 24cm x 32 cm baking dish lined with buttered greaseproof paper and leave to sit for 10 mins before putting in the fridge to finish setting

7When it is set, bash with a rolling pin or toffee hammer to break it up

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42 Reviews

Deborah Manzoori

October 3, 2017

Great thank you

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 3, 2017

Yes http://www.fyf20quid.co.uk/recipes/Parkin
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Katharine Kavanagh

October 3, 2017

Who won the meat hamper btw?

Deborah Manzoori

October 3, 2017

Is there a Parkin receipe too?

Jane Littlewood

October 3, 2017

Jane Littlewood

Yvonne Wray

October 2, 2017

Easy

Theresa Wilson

October 2, 2017

Tricia Hopcroft Yvonne Wray

Michelle Tulloch

October 2, 2017

Well thats another thing I wont be throwing away….saving moneynall the while. Thank you x

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 2, 2017

I do as it’s just sugar really . My current tin is on year 2

Michelle Tulloch

October 2, 2017

Ive always got rid of mine as it says dispose of on expiry date. Is this another of those dates that you can just ignore???

Allison Kiddell

October 2, 2017

Lovely nan use to make this

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 2, 2017

I keep my treacle year in year out

Joanne Burnett

October 2, 2017

Brittany Tilson

Tracey Thompson

October 2, 2017

Tom Herd I’ll make pigs!

Hannah Burke

October 2, 2017

Brilliant! Thank you

Tracey Thompson

October 2, 2017

Tom are you making some this year?

Steph Thomas

October 2, 2017

Feed your family for about £20 a week. Thanks

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 2, 2017

Our rich fruit cake recipe ( ideal Christmas cake ) uses black treacle too

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 2, 2017

It’s the same as you’d use for jam

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 2, 2017

Around 120c but the longer you cook it the harder it will become

Bob Fox

October 2, 2017

I can’t post a new tip? How di I do it?

Michelle Tulloch

October 2, 2017

Oh lovely, something to use up my treacle

Hannah Burke

October 2, 2017

What temperature would you boil to for a chewy consistency and not brittle? Thanks

Steph Thomas

October 2, 2017

Is a sugar thermometer the same as you’d use for meat/ jam?

Serena Kiddell

October 2, 2017

Allison Kiddell

Lynne Brunton

October 2, 2017

Called plot toffee in Yorkshire

Pete Connelly

October 2, 2017

Faye Fayė Turnbull

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 2, 2017

No but I’m sure one of us admin must have one

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 2, 2017

Once it’s boiled stir more regularly. I use stainless steel pans

Jemma Choppy

October 2, 2017

Frances Munro your very welcome xx

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 2, 2017

I chop the onions quite large and then poach them for 5 minutes and add to the sauce . P

Jo Tatey O

October 2, 2017

Joanna Ruth

Frances Munro

October 2, 2017

Thanks Jemma x

Frances Munro

October 2, 2017

Bite crunchy penny thanks xxxx

Jemma Choppy

October 2, 2017

I just put them in nearer to the end of cooking time Frances Munroe so they retain a little crunch to them as hubby prefers it this way lol xx

Caroline Bailey

October 2, 2017

Random question but is there a recipe for homemade refried beans at all? X

Diane Thriepland-Macaulay

October 2, 2017

Had a look at the recipe. Can you tell if, when it boils you stir constantly or occasionally and is this best made in a non stick pan? X

John Clark

October 2, 2017

Tracy Higham

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 2, 2017

Frances do you mean crispy crunchy or still with some bite crunchy ? P

Frances Munro

October 2, 2017

Hi wonder if you know penny how to make onions crunchy in Chinese curry sauce the way they do it I can’t master it thanks xxxx

Faye Wainscott

October 2, 2017

Jennie, do you like this?

Stacey Howe

October 2, 2017

Bridget Oneill Walker ull av 2 do us sum 4 bonfire nite x