Scottish toffee

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Scottish Hard Toffee

This is a recipe for Scottish Toffee

Sometimes in Scotland, especially in the west, toffee gets called tablet but this isn’t the recipe for tablet – the sweet crumbly fudge like sweet treat

No, this is a recipe for the oh so chewy and buttery, sweet toffee like McGowan’s toffee. Remember those? Oh yes! Or penny dainties? The tooth breaking, delicious treats

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So lets get on with this amazing toffee, as with a lot of my sweet and delicious treats I want to give a big shout out to my Mum for this recipe,  thanks Mum

You will need

1lb/450g fine granulated sugar
1 tin/jar of Lyle’s Golden Syrup (you will find this at many expat stores online, here in Texas I found it in my local grocery store in the International section)
6oz/170g Butter

Syrup, butter, sugar

Tate & Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  • Start by greasing a 9″ round cake tin
  • In a large, heavy based pot, add together the butter, syrup and sugar 
Tate & Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  • Simmer and stir on a rolling medium/high heat until the sugar is dissolved and everything is blended
Toffee mixture
  • Keep stirring and simmering on a medium/high heat for 9 minutes while the mixture swells and bubbles, or if you have a sugar thermometer let it reach 240F/115C  (if you don’t have a thermometer, scoop out a small sample of toffee into a cold cup of water, if it “hard balls” then it is ready)
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  • Once ready, pour into the tin and leave to cool completely
toffee mixture
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  • pop out the hardened toffee onto a surface and using a toffee hammer or rolling pin, hit into manageable pieces
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  • Enjoy
Store in a dry air tight container, another good idea is to wrap the individual pieces with parchment/ grease proof paper to stop it sticking together) 
If you want a harder, more brittle toffee, boil for longer until it reaches 270F/130C – for this toffee I prefer it at 240F/115C as it gives the toffee its brittleness on the surface and as you eat it it becomes chewy, yum!
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Scottish toffee

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Scottish hard Toffee

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