Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Toffee for the Rug Makers

BLACK TREACLE TOFFEE
                                                                                    
In the North of England, around Durham, when rug making sessions were being arranged and the frame was set up the rug maker whose room was being used was expected to provide toffee for everyone to enjoy while working.  This recipe from the north is for the next session around the frame.
Ingredients:                                                                                                                                        1lb of granulated sugar                                                                                                           1lb of black treacle                                                                                                                           1oz of butter                                                                                                                         Dessertspoonful of vinegar

Method. Put the sugar, treacle and butter into a strong saucepan and allow to melt very slowly.  Stir until boiling and test by dropping a little into a cup of cold water.  It is crisps it is ready.  Remove from the heat and stir in the vinegar.  Pour into a buttered shallow tin. When cool, mark into square and break up. Simple and delicious!  

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