Monday, 5 November 2012

Sugar Overload!

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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  1. Newest follower here! Yum, those both look amazing!

    P.S. I'm hosting a $50 Shabby Apple Giveaway on my blog, you should come check it out!

  2. Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party.

  3. I haven't had treacle toffee since I was a little girl. I could taste it in my mind, just from seeing the photo in your post. Thank you for the reminder.

  4. I LOVE treacle toffee! I haven't had it for years - we used to have a distant uncle made some each year for us, but I never had the recipe! I'm going to pin your recipe here and make it for my girls sometime!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. I love toffee! Got to try your recipe, thank you. Have a lovely weekend

  6. Hi Allison,
    Both of the recipe look delicious. I have never had treacle toffee. I am going to need to try it. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  7. Oh it looks so good. I love toffee. Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. Your newest follower, Christy.