More Fete Treats...

just a few more recipes before we head home - we came to M&D's place at 9am this morning to catch up with some old family friends, and we are still here at 4pm lol

Peanut Brittle
Put 2 cups light brown or granulated sugar into a saucepan and stir til brown (caramel).
Then add 1 tab butter and 1 cup raw peanuts.
stir and boil few moments longer.
pour onto wet marble slab & spread thin with 2 forks.
break when cold

Simple Toffees
1 lb sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tspn cream of tartar
1 tspn vinegar

place all ingredients in saucepan. stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils. do NOT stir once mixture boils.
boil until syrup becomes honey coloured then remove from heat immediately (if prefer drop small quatity into cup of cold water for testing set)
pour into greased 6" square tin and mark into squares as it cools. when cold break into squares and top with nuts or coconut
this mixture is ideal for putting into paper cases for the favourite 2c toffees (2c!! LOL)


Thermomixer said...

Don't worry about 2c lollies - ask your M&D about threepenny icecream cones that we used to use to put marshmallow in with hundreds & thousands on top. Pre-Feb 14 1966. Sorry M&D, you probably aren't that old come to think of it!! (Apologies to them)

brazen's crafts said...

gosh you make yourself sound positively ancient! and me so young LOL

ok, so i wasn't quite born in 1966 (not far off) but M&D were in their late 20's so would definitely remember lol

i will send mum the link and see...