Monday, July 18, 2011

Treacle Fudge

After some online searches and road trips to supposed British food stores that no longer existed, I finally found a legitimate British foods store near my home! I was so excited to finally find a place that sells British goods that I cannot normally get, like treacle! Granted, I could have substituted another ingredient, but I wanted to real thing (I'm picky like that)!


Treacle is a syrup, also known as golden syrup.  There is a dark version that is known as black treacle or dark syrup and is more bitter compared to the sweeter golden syrup.  Treacle can be used to make tarts, but it can also be used to make the delicious, melt in your mouth, treacle fudge! In continuation of my Harry Potter tribute, I could not resist making this sugary treat, as Harry seems to be quite a fan of anything with treacle!
Treacle Fudge 
(Adapted from the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook)

Ingredients:
-1 cup sugar
-1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, unsalted
-1/2 cup heavy cream
-2 tablespoons dark or golden treacle (I used golden)
-1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
-1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Lightly grease an 8-inch pan and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, dark brown sugar, butter, heavy cream, treacle, and cream of tartar.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring continuously until the butter has completely melted and everything is combined.  If sugar crystals start to form, use a pastry brush dipped in warm water to brush down the sides of the pan.

Continue to cook the mixture without stirring until a candy thermometer reads 240 degrees F.  Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Allow the mixture to cool for about 5 minutes.

Using a hand held beater, or spoon, stir the mixture vigorously for about 15-20 minutes.  This will get tiring, but the end result is worth the effort! Keep beating the mixture until it is no longer glossy and starts to thicken up like peanut butter.

Scrape the mixture out of the pan and into the prepared dish.  Pat the mixture down to make sure it is smooth on top and evenly spread.  Wrap in plastic wrap and allow to harden and cool.  Cut into squares and pop a piece of magic into your mouth! I promise, as unhealthy as this recipe is, it is worth the indulgence!

For more Harry Potter related recipes, see my Harry Potter page. Enjoy!


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10 comments:

  1. I'll bet this is fabulous! I enjoyed your Harry Potter recipes too :)

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  2. So cute! I'm watching Harry Potter right now, (getting ready for part 2). Wish I had some of this to go along with my movie...

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  3. Wow, you are one dedicated Harry Potter fan!! =] I love your recipes that you've recreated from the books/movies!! =]

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  4. It is so difficult to get a hold of treacle - and I also found it at a Britishy store not too far away. Treacle is like gold in our house ;-)
    And as for your fudge, that would definitely be treated like gold. Looks wonderful!

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  5. That looks amazing! I haven't heard of treacle but thank you so much for introducing me. It sure does sound yummy

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  6. ah - I'd call it golden syrup. Treacle is the black stuff. You've reminded me that I really need to make treacle toffee and treacle scones - a true taste of home in Scotland.

    Your fudge looks nice. Sound like you have a sweet tooth. Scottish tablet is really nice - very sweet tooth. I'll make some before Christmas. Might even make some extra and do a blog giveaway !

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  7. Sarah-Jane... I would love to make treacle toffee or scones!! I am looking forward to your future posts! Maybe for christmas you could just send me some!!?? lol :)

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  8. Ohhhh I am lucky enough to find it at the supermarket! :-) I'll have to try and make this fudge then, no excuses!

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  10. I've made this before; you're right--it's delicious!

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