After announcing the new blog event, Bookmarked Recipes where people blog one of those recipes they've had bookmarked for a while, I was trying to find a recipe to do quickly and easily. I ended up not getting it done until tonight what with being away celebrating our First Anniversary Celebrations. We arrived back today and I read through my pile of magazines. I found a recipe for creamy old fashioned toffee in Easy Food Magazine (February 2008) and noticing that I had all the ingredients to hand I decided this was the way to go. I had bookmarked this thinking of my attempts at making English toffee to Rob's liking. Unfortunately it's not the toffee he's thinking of and isn't really that creamy like the name suggests, but it's a good crunchy toffee and fun for sucking.
Creamy old-fashioned toffee
315g soft brown sugar
190g golden syrup
190g condensed milk
1. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan on a low heat until the sugar dissolves.
2. Turn up the heat and stir continuously until it reaches the crack stage (see here for tips) or if you have a candy thermometer the temperature should be 150˚C.
3. Pour into a greased 15cm loaf tin. Leave to cool until just firm and cut into squares. Or leave to cool until hard then bash with a rolling pin to get rough shapes.