Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Mrs Abraham's Caramel Toffee

Ever since Mrs Abraham was featured on this blog, many of you have written in reminiscing about her caramel toffee fudge. Thanks to the generosity of her daughter, Anne-Marie (the only CBN-er whom we'll accept as an honorary "BBGSian") we are able to feature the recipe on this blog. Thanks Anne!

"This is a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips" - Mrs. Abraham


2 cups brown sugar
1 tin condensed milk
2 tablespoons golden syrup
Half a slab (4 oz) of butter
1 cup chopped nuts (preferably almonds, NO PEANUTS PLEASE – makes toffee rancid)
Third of a bottle of vanilla essence (star brand)


Place butter, sugar, condensed milk and golden syrup in a thick bottomed saucepan.

Stir continuously over low fire for approximately 35 minutes or until toffee turns dark golden brown. Keep stirring to avoid burning.

Add in nuts and vanilla, stir to incorporate the mixture.

Pour into greased tray and allow toffee to cool. After about 15 minutes, cut into squares (while still warm). Allow to cool thoroughly, then store.


Anonymous said...

oh my goodness!!! thank you sooooo much!!! mrs abraham and anne-marie if you are reading this... you have made me sooooo happy!!! i remember the taste of this and even tried to make it using delia smith's recipe but it didn't turn out like how mrs abraham used to make them. ooohhhh what a treat when she would bring some to class (and also treated me with special batches which i feel so honoured till this day!). my daughter is going to love them!!!

Fulltime Mom said...

I remember Mrs Abraham's quote so well! And this is more than 20 years ago.

Thanks for the recipe, and keep up the good work, Joanna.

Anonymous said...

16 years since I last ate this and what do you know, it's still as yummy as ever. Many thanks for posting this.

Unknown said...

was just trying luck when i type "Mrs Abraham Toffee Recipe" and this was the first hit on the list. I have helped Mrs Abraham making toffees for food sale but lost the recipe in one of the floods. thanks god for having the recipe here. Only this is the real toffee recipe! Thanks, Mrs Abraham and Joanna.