Narnia Recipes: Toffee
“Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably,” according to C. S. Lewis, and nothing is better for adventuring into the wilds of Narnia than a bag of toffee. Make your own toffee with this free recipe from THE OFFICIAL NARNIA COOKBOOK, a delicious way to expand your journey into Narnia with over 60 illustrated recipes inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia!
Toffee has been a favorite candy of English schoolchildren for longer than anyone can remember. There are lots of different kinds, but the toffee Digory planted in Narnia and which grew into a toffee tree is the sort you can still buy today all over England. When you find yourself on a journey through the wilds of Narnia and you don’t have any food, a bag of good toffee will keep you going for a long time. You might even find a toffee tree.
“Wake up, Digory, wake up, Fledge,” came the voice of Polly
“It has turned into a toffee tree.”
—THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW
About 2 Pounds
1 cup granulated sugar
¾ cup dark corn syrup
(1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Butter a 9” square pan.
- In a 5–6 quart saucepan, combine the sugar, syrup, butter, and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue to cook, lowering heat if the mixture starts to boil over. Cook until the mixture reaches 330 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into the 9” square pan.
- Cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Cut into squares and wrap each piece in parchment paper.