Friday, December 18, 2009

What a martyr I am.......but I do it just for you!!!

I decided to make a start on the Christmas baking.  I made a batch of Chewy Oatmeal Cookies.  The recipe is here and it is super simple and is quick to make.

I then made Rice Krispie squares, here is the basic recipe  I  added Christmas sprinkles, toffee bits and chocolate on the top.

I then found a recipe for Ticky Toffee, no idea where I got it from, but it must be British as its in ounces. So I thought I had better make it and taste test it to make sure it was okay for you to make. I know what a martyr I am!!!

Anyhow here is the recipe:

Ticky Toffee:

3oz Marg - I used marg, but will try butter next time
5oz Granulated Sugar
I can Condensed Milk - my can was 300ml
1 tbsp syrup - I used maple syrup


Melt marg in a heavy based saucepan.  Add sugar, condensed milk and syrup.  Heat gently, stirring continuously until the sugar has dissolved.   Bring slowly to the boil and simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring all the time.  Remove from heat and flavour with a little vanilla essence.  Pour into a lightly greased 7 inch tin.  Mark into squares when cool.

Okay now what happened with me when I made it.  I cooked it for 15 minutes and my poor arm was aching, so figured I do the drop a little bit into some cold water trick, and it was rock solid.  So, if I were you I would cook it for 10 minutes, and then drop a little into some cold water to see if it will set up.  Mine is okay if you like rock hard toffee that you have to suck to get it to soften up.  Now one bonus is, it takes you forever to eat a piece of toffee, but it makes it difficult to talk!!

I am a sucker for a camel wearing running shoes (trainers), so of course had to include this version of "We Three Kings."


Tracey said...

Yum yum! Looks

Anonymous said...

Ooh but I do love you for it! Everyone loves photos with recipes and the 'ticky' toffee... hmmm, now that sounds delish.

English eh? I wonder if hubs remember this when growning up. He's asked for the rum raisin bread/cake which I think is more so a bread pudding.. it's dark and dense and full of booze and other goodies.

Love ya girlie girl


BadPenny said...

scrummy - might try making the oat cakes - trouble is the hens are eating all my porridge oats !

Reader Wil said...

It all looks very delicious! Every body is busy cooking and preparing for Christmas. I feel lazy for I haven't done anything.

Anonymous said...

That was so so good, love it


Unknown said...

We appreciate all you hard work and commitment to us! What a hard task you set yourself!! lol!
Have you any fillings left, after all that toffee? looks scrummy!

Vicky x

JudiB said...

Oh darn I guess I need to bake..ugh!! Great looking recipes..yummy

Loved the pictures of the farm. Lovely view...and your right it sure is cool.

Keep warm bye the fireplace and enjoy.

Judi B.

bubble said...

yummy!! xxx

Lib said...

Looks yummy!
Have agreat day!

Kadeeae said...

Just so you don't have to "suffer" alone . . . I'll have two of each please!


Looks delish, Gill =)

MyBulletinBoard said...

Being a martyr? Never thought of that one before. I'll see if it works this Christmas. They have never fallen for the taste tester bit. LOL

Liz in the Republic of Texas

Ella said...

Wow...those sweets look yummy!
Blessings, GG

Piece by Piece said...

Everything looks yummy. Patricia

Evelyn said...


Decadent Housewife said...

Maybe I'll buy you a train ticket and you can come do that in my kitchen.

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