Look what I found on the local supermarket shelves! No, you don’t understand! I haven’t seen black treacle for decades!
Of course I bought it! Next time I go it will have vanished!
Now I realise that Bonfire Night is November 5th, but the expiry date on the tin was September. So I thought, Oh, Go on! Just make treacle toffee!
So I did!
Stage one. Put all ingredients (enough sugar to last a lifetime) in pan and boil.
Pour into tray to cool.
Cut up or break up and consume in 2 days.
Of course it lasts much longer. It just tastes so yummy, you can’t help yourself!
MY MUM’S RECIPE
1/4 lb butter or margarine
1/4 b treacle
1/4 lb syrup
1/2 lb Demerara sugar
Heat butter in saucepan and when partly melted add treacle, syrup and sugar. Mix together well and boil for 8 to 10 minutes. (The longer it is boiled the more brittle it becomes.)
Test by dropping a little into a cup of cold water. If it immediatley hardens it is ready. Pour the toffee onto a greased tray and leave to set.
Easiest way to break up; simply bash it when it has hardened!