from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hard, chewy candy made of brown sugar or molasses and butter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a type of confectionery made by boiling sugar (or treacle, etc) with butter or milk, then cooling the mixture so that it becomes hard
- n. a small, individual piece of toffee
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Taffy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
Scatter strips of crystallized ginger and cumin toffee cashews over the plate.
The toffee is a bit of an accquired taste - some kids come back for more, some chuck it away and we find it days later gently deliquescing and looking remarkable like a dying slug.
Just as frogs use glucose, Arctic brine shrimp and many cold-tolerant insects use a sugar called trehalose, which forms a syrup as thick as stretchy toffee, is even better at lowering freezing points and stopping dehydration than glycerol or glucose.
As an aside, the word toffee is comparatively new (19th century), and in Wales the sweet would have been known as cyflaith, ffanni, and most commonly taffi (taffy).
In Britain the word toffee now appears to be used to describe both forms.
There's sugar in toffee and in jam, and they're hot, leastways they're hot to be made.
I wonder if using a tart type of apple and adding in toffee chips would be as amazing as my brain thinks it would be. jenn Oct 2 oh, i so know what i’m making tomorrow! thank you so much!!!!
Future versions may even contain toffee (don’t get too excited.) Congrats are also in order to Blondie and Brownie.
Still, in "Arabella Boxer's Book of English Food," the influential British food writer calls toffee pudding a similar, if less sticky, confection "the best of all the hot, rich English puddings, perfect for a weekend lunch party on a winter day."
One recipe using black treacle that won't make you turn on the oven is this toffee, which is traditionally eaten by kids on Guy Fawkes Night.