I realized that because our village is so small and last year
we only had between 9-12 kids come trick or treating...
that I could make....
However, I didn't do it yesterday...like I should have....I did it this morning.
When I was growing up, my mom used to make sponge toffee with me and
when my kids were raised, I did the same with them!
I hadn't made it in so long, I forgot how wonderful it smells
Here's how you can make it too and it's so simple...three ingredients only!
Combine 1 cup Corn Syrup with 2 cups Brown Sugar into a pot set on high.
Stir continually until it looks like this....
and is somewhat hardening coming off the spoon....
so is stringy.
Add 3 teaspoons of Baking Soda
and stir vigorously....then.....
Pour immediately into a "greased" pan and let it set.
(you shouldn't need to refrigerate it to set it and it should only take 5-15 minutes to set on your counter)
Then, you try to cut it...but it's hard to do...so you chip it apart with a knife.
Don't use a bread pan....use a lasagna pan...more control.
So, sponge toffee all made and separated, I put
a piece or two in little spider bags and made some wee tags for them.
I figured...if my child came home with homemade anything nowadays....
I'd be throwing it in the garbage...but, with a name and address on it,
from a small village....it's okay!
they'd be worried about peanuts?!
and, I ended up picking up a bag of tootsie roll treats, cuz it
just didn't seem substantial enough!
putting this out on Nov 1st....eek!), so I'm just finally
getting this posting together and all my candies are gone...
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!