Bonfire Night treacle toffee

About this recipe: Bonfire Night isn't right without some of this homemade treacle toffee. Have fun breaking off pieces when it's hardened!

dobby London, England, UK


Serves: 12 

  • 30g butter (not margarine), softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 260g golden syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 260g treacle
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Grease a swiss roll tin with a knob of butter; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, combine sugar, golden syrup and vinegar. Cook until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Increase heat to medium; cook until a sugar thermometer reads 118 degrees C (firm-ball stage), stirring occasionally. Add treacle and 30g of butter. Cook, uncovered, until a sugar thermometer reads 126 degrees C (hard-ball stage), stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Add bicarb and mix well.
  3. Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Let sit until hardened. Break off bits of toffee and store in an airtight container.

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