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    Hi,

    This terms 'Topic' at school for Hazel is sweet making - I know how to make sugar mice, sugarpaste flowers, chocolates of numerous varieties, filled and unfilled, fudge, toffee etc.... but how do you make taffy?

    Better yet - what is taffy?

    Thanks in advance!

    Terry
    The weeks and the years are fine. It's the days I can't cope with!

  • #2
    I thought Taffy was Toffee?
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    • #3
      Me too just spelt differently
      http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...gs/jardiniere/

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      • #4
        I think taffy is a sort of toffee/fudge cross. Very sticky and stringy.
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        • #5
          wow! you know all that suar work? you must know how to make toffe?
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          • #6
            Ingredients for Butter Taffy Recipe

            * 2 cups light brown sugar
            * 2 tablespoons water
            * cup molasses
            * 7/8 teaspoon salt
            * 2 tablespoons vinegar
            * cup butter
            * 2 teaspoons vanilla


            Instructions

            1. Boil first five ingredients until, when tried in cold water mixture will become brittle.
            2. When nearly done, add butter, and just before turning into pan, vanilla.
            3. Cool, and mark in squares.

            Found this recipe on t'internet, hope it's what you're looking for! Sounds like a lot of salt.
            Last edited by lainey lou; 09-01-2008, 02:02 PM.
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            • #7
              I suspect that recipe is for what the Americans (certainly available in San Francisco) sell as 'salt-water taffee'. It is lovely, reminding me of sweets I had as a child but can't remember the name of - sort of toffee but with a hint of caramel or fudginess. Yumm. I might well give the recipe a try sometime.

              I will post some fudge and toffee recipes later if you like. I also have recipes for peppermint creams (easy as no cooking) coconut ice and (somewhere) turkish delight. Let me know what you want me to search out.
              Happy Gardening,
              Shirley

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TPeers View Post
                Better yet - what is taffy?
                I'm married to one TPeers, though I don't think he'd be impressed that I was implying all Welsh peeps were a type of sweet
                Shortie

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                • #9
                  I remember making taffy as a child. I seem to recall that you have to pull it after you have prepared it until it achieves a kind of dull finish. Know this is not very helpful -sorry.

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                  • #10
                    'Pulled taffy' was what I was thinking of - salt water taffy is a similar idea I think.

                    TOH has just done a Wikipedia - chewitts and starburts are apparently English types of taffy!
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                    • #11
                      I think the sweets they reminded me of were mojos - anyone else remember those? were they sort of strawberry and banana etc flavoured soft toffee?
                      Happy Gardening,
                      Shirley

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                      • #12
                        What the ones that came at a penny each and looked rhubarb and custard?

                        Loved them!
                        The weeks and the years are fine. It's the days I can't cope with!

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                        • #13
                          I've just been told I 'need' to come into school and do a demo on sweet making for the class......

                          That'll teach me!
                          The weeks and the years are fine. It's the days I can't cope with!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TPeers View Post
                            What the ones that came at a penny each and looked rhubarb and custard?

                            Loved them!
                            Not sure - long time ago!!

                            Originally posted by TPeers View Post
                            I've just been told I 'need' to come into school and do a demo on sweet making for the class......

                            That'll teach me!
                            Have fun!! Did you want me to hunt out any of the recipes? Also have barley sugar and edinburgh rock recipes I think somewhere.
                            Last edited by shirlthegirl43; 10-01-2008, 06:25 PM.
                            Happy Gardening,
                            Shirley

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TPeers View Post
                              What the ones that came at a penny each and looked rhubarb and custard?

                              Loved them!
                              no I think that was refreshers!
                              Mojo were really small and you used to get 2 for a penny! Showing my age now!
                              Last edited by lainey lou; 10-01-2008, 06:38 PM.
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