Cinder Toffee for Bonfire Night

Cinder Toffee for Bonfire Night

Cinder toffee is a bonfire night classic and it only requires three cheap store cupboard ingredients. The smell of this stuff is enough to make your mouth water and it’s a sure (bon)fire crowd please.

How to make cinder toffee

What you’ll need:

  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp of golden syrup
  • 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda


1. Line a baking tray or dish with greaseproof paper.

2. Using a wooden spoon, mix the sugar and syrup together in a heavy bottomed pan (we used a small milk pan).

3. Place the pan on a medium heat for 2 minutes before turning up to boil for another 2 minutes. Allow the mixture to deepen in colour and bubble up – do not stir. If the colour is not even, swirl the liquid inside the pan to even it out rather than stirring the mixture.

4. Remove the pan from the heat, add the bicarbonate of soda and stir quickly before pouring into the prepared tray.

5. Allow to cool and set completely before breaking into shards or slicing into chunks.

This will keep for up to a month in a airtight container, plus you can easily double the mixture (up to twice) to create larger quantities without the recipe breaking down.



P.S. There are also recipes which use vinegar in the mix and whilst they’re fab I always find the mixture spurts everywhere and cleaning up is really hard.

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