Narnia Recipes: Toffee

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Narnia Recipes: Toffee from the Narnia CookbookNarnia 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
8 tablespoons
(1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. Butter a 9” square pan.
  2. 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.
  3. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Cut into squares and wrap each piece in parchment paper.