Butterscotch Toffee 1946

During 1946 it was still a tough period the nation faced after WW2 where the nation had been on rations during this time and food rationing continued right up to 1954.

This is a simple recipe aimed to entertain the children written by a lady called Elspeth Stuart on 2nd November 1946.

  • Into a mixing bowl put 3 rounded tablespoons sieved household milk powder.
  • ½ teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon margarine.
  • Work 2 dessert Spoons of Syrup
  • 2 teaspoon coffee essence
  • Mix together so this mixture looks like fresh breadcrumbs.
  • Place a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Continue mixing until the mixture becomes hot and pliable.

Beat a little and then when sufficiently cooled to handle pick out small portions and roll them into long sticks ¼ inch in diameter. With a sharp knife cut into neat, small portions resembling “humbugs.”

Leave to cool in an airy place to harden. The longer they are left the harder they shall become.