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Easy Cinder Toffee

There'll be sticky fingers and happy faces all round when you make your own toffee. These are dipped in chocolate for an extra treat.


  • 25g unsalted butter, to grease

  • 200g caster sugar

  • 4 tbsp golden syrup

  • 1 tbsp Bicarbonate of soda

  • 200g good quality milk chocolate

  • 1-2 tsp vegetable oil, to oil the foil sheet


  • 1.

    Grease a 20cm square tin with butter. Melt the sugar and golden syrup together in a heavy based pan over a low heat. Increase the heat to medium and simmer for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is thick and a dark caramel colour. Remove from the heat and immediately whisk in the bicarbonate of soda so that the mixture froths up. Pour into the tin and leave to set at room temperature for about 2-3 hours.

  • 2.

    Grease a large sheet of foil with the vegetable oil. Once set, bash the toffee mixture into large shards/splinters. Melt the chocolate in a microwave oven or in a bowl over a pan of simmering (not boiling) water. Dip the shards of toffee into the melted chocolate and place them on a lightly oiled foil sheet. Leave to set in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

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very good just cracking it off the whisk, and nibbling can't wait to get stuck in to the tray makes a lot.