Is it possible to have a sugar hangover? If so I think I have one:)
We had family round on Sunday for a bonfire and fireworks (the 5th November is Guy Fawkes night in this part of the world so we were a day early).
|It started as a 'pirate ship'...|
|and ended up a blazing inferno!|
I made toffee apples and treacle toffee and my Uncle brought more toffee apples so there was no shortage of sugar in our house!
I made the treacle toffee by dissolving 450g of demerara sugar in 150ml of water over a low heat then adding 100g of golden syrup, 100g treacle, 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar and 85g of butter and letting it boil until it reached 270F. I then poured it in to a grease proofed and buttered tin and waited until it had set.
The toffee apples were made in the same way but I used 200g of syrup and 100g of butter. When it had reached 270F I dipped the apples in and put them on a nonstick tray to set.
The recipes are based on those in James Martin's Great British Winter Cookbook which is brilliant!
A warning though, toffee is not good for conversation or those with wobbly or false teeth:)
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