Monday, September 15, 2014

Today I am planning on being cinders!

Afternoon all and how are you this Monday?
Not great weather outside again today, misty and a tad dreich.  A perfect day to craft!
Today I wanted to share a little something I made over the weekend.
I have been watching a show on BBC 2 called Sweets made simple, it is a great show where confectioners Kitty Hope and Mark Greenwood rediscover the best of British sweets.
They're a hoot to watch and make the art of sweetie production look very simple and straightforward. You can guess what came next then?
I bought myself a high sided pan and decided I would give it a go.

The first trial was cinder toffee.
My best pal Gill warned be to be very careful as you can easily get burnt as when you add the bicarbonate of soda, lets just say it goes a bit wild!

My efforts waiting to set.

And once finished.

I took a bag to my pal, one into work and my family demolished the rest.  I have to say the very small bits left when you attack it with a hammer are delicious on top of ice-cream.  I am now having big ideas of making my own ice-cream again, but it is so not good for the waistline, mind you neither is Cinder toffee!
I also thought it would be a fine treat for Halloween....maybe even dipped in chocolate? Mmmm.
Oh I do love my food!

What is on the agenda this week, well, I might be a tad quiet on here as I am in work for the rest of the week and then crafting on Sunday, hopefully.
Aye, you heard me right, I'm in work all week!  Oh how will I last?  LOL.
I better crack on then as I'd like to get housework done and dusted today and I have a couple of card orders due.  The food shopping is done and dusted this morning which will hopefully just leave the neverending pile of ironing.  The excitement!
Have a super Monday all and hopefully I shall be back with more crafting tomorrow.  x


Patricia said...

Good afternoon Erika,
Mmmm, Mmmm! Mmmm! "Puff Candy" in this neck of the woods but I love it.
My MIL was best ever at making this. Even though we use her recipe it's is not just quite the same. Always gets eaten up especially when dipped in chocolate!!!

Patricia xx

cuilliesocks said...

Ooooooo I love cinder toffee, of puff candy as I know it, this looks yummy Erika, hugs Kate x

Lau W said...

Oh oh that seems so yummy !!!!!

Hazel said...

Gosh I haven't had Puff Candy in years, looks good from here. Don't work to hard. Hazel xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
now your talking my language.
Sweet language. lol.
OOOOOOOOOOO! my mouth is watering at the thought.
Now you have just reminded of my Dad, as when I was young he would make all sorts of toffee, cinder toffee, and lots beside. Now you can see where I get my sweet tooth from. lol.
I have yet to try Patricia's tablet, scared if I do I won't be able to stop eating it.
Thank you for your lovely comments about my TCBH.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Juls said...

Yum yum :-) xx