Yellowman Toffee

Title: Yellowman Toffee
Categories: Candy & sna, Ethnic
Yield: 1 Servings

1 1/2 c Brown sugar
4 tb Butter
4 tb Golden syrup
1 tb Water
1 ts Vinegar
2 ts 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 on Jul 29, 1997