Video:How to Make Bonfire Toffeewith Elaine Lemm
Making treacle toffee at home is easier than you may think. Watch this video from About.com to see instructions for creating this delicious candy.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Bonfire Toffee
Hi, I'm Elaine Lemm for About.com and today I'm going to show you how to make Treacle Toffee, which is a recipe from the British and Irish food site.
What Is Treacle Toffee?
Treacle Toffee is also known in England as Bonfire Toffee, it is a very special treat eaten on Bonfire Night, which is November the Fifth.
Instructions for Making Treacle Toffee
To start the Treacle Toffee, I've put the water and the sugar into a large, heavy based pan and just put it on a gentle heat to dissolve the sugar, and into there I'm going to add the black treacle, the golden syrup and finally the cream of tartare. Just give that a quick stir and this going to go onto a high heat, and we're going to bring this up to a really hard boil. Ideally we want to get it up to a temperature of about 140 degrees Celsius, which is about 240 degrees Fahrenheit, which as you can imagine that is very very hot, so you do need to approach the cooking of toffee with a little bit of caution, not a good idea to go away and leave this. It's going to reach about 40 minutes to reach that temperature. To accurately measure the temperature of the toffee, I recommend you use a sugar thermometer.
More Instructions for Making Treacle Toffee
Once it reaches 140 degrees Celsius then you need to turn the heat off and then we're going to put it into the tin. The tin has been really well greased with butter and then bottom lined with some greaseproof paper, and then using extreme care, pour the hot toffee into the tin. Once all of the toffee is in the tin just tilt it until the bottom is completely covered with toffee and now we put it to one side to leave it to cool, and the toffee will become very hard. So as you can see the toffee is cold and it's gone really hard so now we need to turn it out.
Finishing the Treacle Toffee
Take away the paper, and now for the fun part, you need to break the toffee up. You can use a toffee hammer or something heavy, and just gently tap, and there you are, delicious treacle toffee. Look at that, it just looks like glass. It's ready now to eat on Bonfire Night, you can make this in advance and if you need to store it, just wrap it in some greaseproof paper and keep it in a cool place.