Friday, 16 March 2012

Strawberry Toffees...YUM!

Red, juicy, crunchy, sweet treats

They would be great for an after-meal treat.  Enjoy!

Note:  making toffee requires 100% of your attention.

  • 1 punnet of strawberries, left whole with its leaves, washed and dried throughy
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 3 teapoons white vinegar
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 10-12 drops red food colouring


  1. In a small, deep saucepan, gently stir over a low heat until the sugar, vinegar and water are melted.
  2. Turn the heat up to high and bring the mixture to a boil.  Do not stir.  Keeping a close eye on the pot, let the mixture boil untl it turns a light golden brown.  Take the saucepan off the heat.
  3. Holding a strawberry by its leaves, dip it in the toffee (dunk and twirl), coating it thinly.  Be careful when doing this as the toffee can burn your skin easily.
  4. Transfer the toffee strawberry to a sheet of baking paper.
  5. Repeat for the remainder of the strawberries.
Serve immediately.