Eeeek! Only 9 sleeps left till Halloween!
As we're putting the finishing touches to our spooktacular costumes, we thought we would share one last Halloween diy with you. Once you've made your space invader pinata, your sugar skull brooches and printed out our amazing free Frankenstein candy boxes, there is only one more important thing left to do... Make the candy!
You cant have a good night trick or treating without a good sweetie to share, so today we thought we've share our favorite one; cinder toffee!
Much like the honeycomb center you find in those crunchie bars, this recipe has that amazing toffee taste but doesn't break your teeth. It's not only a lot of fun to make, but it is super easy AND you will feel like a mad scientist in the process... Do you think you can handle it?
You will need:
200g caster sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
1 tbsp bicarbonate soda
a little butter and a deep tray
... and some rock salt for those of you who love salted caramel!
Start by greasing your pan so the cinder toffee doesn't stick and getting all your ingredients at the ready.
Put the sugar and golden syrup into a pan and heat it up slowly, stirring it all the time. Do this until the sugar dissolves and the sticky mixture starts to go a deep golden brown colour. You need to stir this like a mad woman to make sure the sugar doesn't burn and stick to your pan as hot sugar is hardcore!
When you're ready, take the pan off the heat and whisk the bicarbonate soda into the sugar syrup. You need to do this quite quickly and vigorously as the mixture cools really fast. Watch out as it will bubble and spatter as you do this - and it is a LOT of fun!
Then pour it into your tray and let it cool. It will rise some more which is perfect, so don't be tempted to pop it! Quickly sprinkle on your salt if you're feeling a bit daring and allow to harden and cool completely.
When it comes to the crunch time, you get to smash it into big shards for sharing. Best candy ever!
We hope you've had a lot of fun experimenting with this recipe and we hope you have the best night ever!
Happy baking :D