Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a deliciously dark toffee that is a hard candy when you first put it in your mouth, but softens until it is wonderfully chewy. I adapted this from a recipe that I found at http://thefoody.com (which is a great site for English and Irish recipes).
- 1 lb dark brown sugar
- 8 ounces blackstrap molasses
- 4 ounces unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- Place the butter, water, and vinegar into a heavy bottomed suacepan, heat gently until the butter has melted.
- Add the sugar and molasses and allow to dissolve (takes about 20 minutes).
- Boil the mixture to a temp.
- of 280 degrees on a candy thermometer.
- Remove from the heat, allow bubbling to decrease.
- Pour the mixture into a well greased 8 inch square pan.
- When mixture has cooled, score surface into small squares with an oiled knife.
- When cold break into squares, wrap in cellophane and store in an airtight container.