Chocolate dipped, salted Cashew and peanut toffee shards
|Posted by me on October 27, 2020 at 10:10 AM||comments (1)|
Hard, sucking toffee, rather than the chewy or liquid caramel varieties have always had a soft (if not crunchy) spot in my heart. It evokes memories of my childhood when my Soldier father would go into the kitchen and boil up a big saucepan of brittle, golden, glass like caramel toffee made with nothing more than a ton of sugar and a splash of vinegar.....Read Full Post »
Peanut butter mallow cornflake cake
|Posted by me on September 9, 2020 at 11:45 AM||comments (106)|
This simple recipe is great fun to get the children involved with ( adult supervision required when melting the mallows) and they can be squished into one big cake or bar, or spooned into individual paper cases, perfect for party's and picnics...
125g crunchy or smooth peanut butter
280g marshmallows divide...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on June 11, 2020 at 7:45 AM||comments (97)|
Doooo.... the Hokey Pokey...... some call it cinder toffee, some call it naked crunchie! I know it by its other name, Hokey Pokey it's three ingredients , dead easy to make and in a few minutes you have the stuff of dreams.
200g caster sugar (don't be tempted to use granulated)
8 tablespoons of golden syrup, honey or maple s...Read Full Post »
Wartime mashed potato fudge
|Posted by me on May 8, 2020 at 2:35 PM||comments (93)|
During the second world war, rationing meant that sugar, butter and chocolate were rare, precious commodities that needed to be savoured. This simple recipe stretched out the meagre weekly ration amounts for an adult with the addition of a surprise ingredient... potato! Potatoes and bread were two of the few foods not rationed and ensured that a good ol...Read Full Post »
Cinder Coffee Cupcakes
|Posted by me on March 8, 2015 at 4:05 PM||comments (102)|
if ever there was a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers of cupcakes, this little beauty would fit the bill... with sophisticated notes of coffee and vanilla, smooth and creamy cream cheese frosting and a gleaming nugget of bubbly champagne coloured toffee perched jauntily on top this is a cupcake strictly for the grownups....
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|Posted by me on December 12, 2013 at 4:05 AM||comments (96)|
When I was young My Grandmother used to visit us at Christmas time, laden with our presents (normally socks and jumpers) and carrying a plate, covered in shiny silver tinfoil bearing the best festive treat in the world....Coconut Ice!
Christmas didn't start until my gran descended with her plate of pink and white, creamy squares of deliciousness ...Read Full Post »