Homemade Toffee

Hattie Colegrove, Reporter

This sweet snack is made all over the world and goes by different names everywhere. Whether it’s called toffee, hokey pokey, dalgona, or sponge toffee, you will enjoy this sweet treat.

First off, you will need only five things.

• Baking Soda

• Sugar

• Ladle

• Chopstick or Utensil to stir

• Flat metal bowl, plate, whatever but you need it to be flat and metal

You want to cover a flat surface (most likely your kitchen counter top) and the flat bowl/plate with baking soda and set them aside. Now you will turn on your stove to low heat, gas stoves work best for this candy. Scoop out two tbsp of sugar into your ladle and grab a seat because this will take a while. While you are waiting for the sugar to melt you can periodically switch the heat from low to medium, but never high and do not use medium the whole time because you will burn your sugar. Keep stirring with your utensil until completely melted.

Now add just a pinch of baking soda to the sugar and stir on low heat. The heat must be on low at this point or you will end up with activated baking soda and burned candy. Once it is mixed well, it should be a strange mix of orange and brown, pour it onto your cutting board or counter, and press it down for a few seconds with your bowl or plate. Only press a few seconds and you don’t want to flatten it out completely, it needs to stay on the thick side.

Wait for this to cool a bit, and you can now eat it. It is fun to crack into smaller pieces, and you’ll find a strange but likeable flavour. The candy may be tedious to make, but is well worth the wait. Happy candy making.