English Toffee

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 0 mins
  • Serves: 1,Yield: 1pounds
  • About This Recipe

    “This is my adopted recipe, I haven’t made it yet.”

    Ingredients

  • 2cupssugar
  • 1cupbutter
  • 2tablespoonsvinegar
  • 1/4 cupSafeway gourmet golden syrup
  • 1/4 cupwater
  • Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring until all dissolved, then boil without stirring until the mixture is dark golden.
  • Test by spooning a few drops into a cup of cold water.
  • The toffee is done when it hardens at once into a crisp ball.
  • Take off heat and pour into a flat oiled pan to make a layer about 1/2 inch thick.
  • When toffee is tepid, score into squares, and when cool break with a hammer and store in an airtight container.
  • Reviews

  • “I was surprised. This is the first toffee recipe I’ve made which actually turned out perfect for me. The difference in the this recipe from the others I’ve tried is vinegar and admittedlyI was hesitant to try the recipe because of it. But you don’t taste it in the end product at all. Wonderful recipe. Thanks.”

  • “This recipe works great.I covered the pan with chopped toasted almonds before pouring the toffee about 1/4 inch thick.It was just like almond roca.”

  • “These turned out great!Next time I will put wax paper in the pan before I pour it in – should make it easier to get out.Also, when storing the pieces, sprinkle it with some flour and give it a good shake before closing the tin, it will prevent them from sticking together.Every night we read “The Faraway Tree Stories” by Enid Blyton to our kids.Moonface loves toffee and will do almost anything for it.So I made this recipe to let my kids taste what homemade toffee is like – my 4-year old said it tastes “better than love..”!”

  • “Yum! Like other reviewers I was a bit wary of the vinegar but have no fear! End result is absolutely perfect, I added half a teaspoon of natural vanilla paste to mine. :o)”

  • “Made this recipe tonight for a family gathering tomorrow. I don’t think it’s going to make it! This toffee is simply marvelous! I also hesitated to try it because of the vinegar, but the end product has no hint of vinegar. I used butter to coat the pan I poured it into, just for a little extra buttery taste. I also added some chocolate chips (semi-sweet). Super yummo!”

  • “im only 17 and fort ill give it ago lol dint smell nice when coking just waiting for it to cool”

  • “This was my first time making candy, and I really thought it was going to be hard, but it wasn’t! The boiling vinegar is a bit unpleasant while its cooking, but the end product is excellent. I couldn’t find golden syrup, so I used Light Karo syrup.”

  • “I used to make this as a kid and couldn’t remember the recipe, but this one is exactly the way I remembered it to taste!YUMMO!!!”

  • “The toffee had a very good flavor!I used light corn syrup instead of the safeway golden syrup.The finished product stuck to everyone’s teeth a bit.I wish it had been a little more brittle like.”

  • “wonderful toffee.my dh has a weakness for toffee, and this was so quick and easy that i have no more excuses not to make it!i did not have the “golden syrup” so used maple syrup [being the Vermonter that i am].i will have to find the syrup in the recipe though, maple adds a whole different level of taste.good, but not pure toffee.thank you for sharing this recipe.”

  • “I made these for a fete at the Aged Care home I work at and the toffee was quite brittle; perhaps not the best option for the elderly but it was really good and sold well! Simple, concise instructions made it so easy to make.”

  • “WOW! Who knew making your toffee was so easy! I made this recipe because I was looking for a nut free subsitution for skor baking chips for “Dough Nuts! (Fall Treat for Kids) Recipe #137624″ and came across this recipe. I used my candy thermometer and it was ready at 302 degrees F. I crushed the pieces to form small bits and it worked perfectly. I plan to make this for Christmas too, it will make a great gift!”

  • “A little to much vinegar and quite difficult to clean up after, Timings would have been useful but the toffee tasted really good in the end.”

  • “Quick and delicious!!! I didn’t even use a thermometer! After watching my mother struggle with other toffee recipes, I was skeptical. I broke this toffee into bits to put in my favorite fudge. I usually add store bought toffee bits. My fudge turned out awesome with the fresh, crisp bits! Thanks for the GREAT recipe :)”

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