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Treacle Toffee

Treacle Toffee 1

Treacle Toffee 1

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!

Treacle Toffee 2

Treacle Toffee 2

Stage one. Put all ingredients (enough sugar to last a lifetime) in pan and boil.

Treacle Toffee 3

Treacle Toffee 3

Pour into tray to cool.

Treacle Toffee 4

Treacle Toffee 4

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

METHOD

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!

Enjoy!

 

 

A Piece of Cake

A piece of cake!

A piece of cake!

Happiness is . . .

Suddenly remembering there’s a slice of milk tart left in the fridge! Yum!

What is melktert? It is an Afrikaans dessert, similar, but superior, to the English egg custard.

Try it out for yourself:

http://www.maklikeresepte.co.za/index.php/tert-resepte/oumasemelktertresepte.html

Oh wait! That one’s in Afrikaans! haha

Here you go:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/south-african-melktert-milk-tart/

Enjoy!