An easy toffee recipe that even I can make!

We, Fast Lane Mum and I, used Delia Smith’s – Uncle Billy’s Toffee as the basis for this recipe. It was only because I forgot to buy soft brown sugar that we changed the recipe to include the treacle, which totally rocked! Now, i’ve eaten some toffee in my time and this is by far the best that I have EVER tasted. Let us know how you go in the comments or if you have any alternative ingredients that you like to add as we’re always up for experimenting.

Easy Toffee Recipe
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  1. 400g Salted Butter
  2. 450g Caster sugar
  3. 1 Teaspoon Malt Vinegar
  4. 150ml Cold Water
  5. 6 Tablespoons /100g Treacle
  6. Optional
  7. Some Peanuts
  8. Some Raisins
  1. Lightly oil a square, shallow tin - 19cm (7 1/2")
  2. Take your largest saucepan - toffee tends to boil over if it doesn't have enough room. 2.5 - 3 litre would be ideal according to Delia.
  3. Pop all of your ingredients into the saucepan and bring them SLOWLY to the boil over a low heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. When the sugar has completely dissolved and the treacle has melded into the mix, turn the heat up a little and pop-in your cooking thermometer (IMPORTANT).
  5. Let the mixture bubble away WITHOUT STIRRING until your mixture has reached 130°C (250°F).
  6. This will take about 10 minutes, then pour it into your prepared square tin and leave to set.
  7. At this point you can add your optional bits like peanuts or raisins or both before it sets.
  1. If you don't have a cooking thermometer then you can test the toffee by dropping a teaspoonful into a saucer/ramekin of cold water: if it sets immediately into a soft, pliable ball, then it's ready.
  2. Go and buy a thermometer - You can adjust your heat to keep it constant rather than it getting too hot and burning - Got that T-Shirt!
  3. Good luck and thanks for visiting!
  4. Enjoy :)
Adapted from Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course - Uncle Billy's Toffee
Adapted from Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course - Uncle Billy's Toffee
This can also be a fun recipe to make with the kids. They will obviously need adult supervision, but when you’re testing it in the water – you can do this even if you’ve got a thermometer – it’s like a science experiment, testing the toffee to see if it’s cooked. They love it! :P Have fun making it and enjoy the fruits of your labours! We made some as a present too which went down really well. 


    1. Thanks for hosting! You won’t regret your break from the norm, I promise!

      Also, it’s great to give as a present :)

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