Toffee Veg CD Confectionery
English 30mins plus setting
Makes approx 450g/1lb
Cold Vegetarian Sweets
Home Made Gluten Wheat Free Eggless England
This is a brittle type of toffee named after a town
in the North-East of England, near Liverpool and made famous by Mrs Bushell in
the late 1800's, who first made it and used to sell the it to fans
before the matches at Everton Football Club. It's believed that's how the club
got it's nickname - The Toffees.
450g/1lb White Sugar
100g/4oz Soft Butter
A few Drops of Lemon Essence or 1 teasp Lemon Juice
1. Place the water
and sugar in a large saucepan and heat gently, stirring from time to time, until
the sugar has dissolved.
2. Add the butter and lemon, raise the heat and continue stirring until
the butter melts.
3. Bring to the
boil then boil hard for 10 minutes, stirring every minute or so.
4. Continue to boil
hard for a further 5 - 10 minutes, until the mixture turns a mid brown
colour. You must keep an eye on it as once it starts to turn colour, it will
only be a matter of seconds before it burns.
grease a shallow baking tin ( 20cm/8-inch square works) with butter.
6. One the mixture
has reached the right colour, remove from the heat immediately and continue to
stir until the mixture subsides and there are few bubbles left, then pour
into the buttered tin.
7. If you wish,
after 15 minutes' cooling, mark the surface into squares with a knife. Allow to
cool for at least 3 hours before removing from the tin and breaking into
pieces - a hammer makes the job easier. Mind your teeth!
Makes a nice homemade Christmas