yellowman toffee

Categories
Candy & sna
Ethnic
Yield
1 Servings
MeasureIngredient
1½ cup Brown sugar
4 tablespoons Butter
4 tablespoons Golden syrup
1 tablespoon Water
1 teaspoon Vinegar
2 teaspoons Baking soda

Yellowman is thick and sweet, And much tradition lies behind it; For centuries at Lammas Fair In Ballycastle, you would find it.

To make this toffee, first you melt The butter in a heavy pan; Add sugar, syrup, vinegar, And start to boil your Yellowman.

To test it, take a spoonful up And in cold water let it fall: It's ready if the mixture turns Into a crisp and brittle ball.

Now put the baking soda in-- You'll find that it will foam and froth; So take a spoon and rapidly Keep stirring up the bubbling broth.

Now pour it in a well-greased tin; Cool, then break in bits to eat. You'll soon know why, at Lammas fair, The Yellowman was such a treat.

Recipe by: Rhyming Irish Cookbook Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #697 by Creedenite@... on Jul 29, 1997

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