Can I use golden syrup instead of treacle in sticky toffee pudding?

Can I use golden syrup instead of treacle in sticky toffee pudding?

If you can’t get either molasses or treacle then you could use golden syrup or dark corn syrup as an alternative. Otherwise we suggest using 20g of extra brown sugar in the sponge and an extra 10g in the sauce.

What makes toffee chewy?

Toffee gets chewy when there is too much moisture in it. Undercooking toffee can leave it moist and chewy, while recipes that include a lot of dairy also make chewy toffee. Humidity can influence toffee-making and cause stored toffees to soften and get sticky.

Why do you add vinegar to toffee?

It is simply to add tartness to add some balance against the sugar. The water from the vinegar will evaporate and leave behind acetic acid. There is an old fashioned type of hard candy known as vinegar candy. Your lollipop is essentially just that candy on a stick.

How do you make hard toffee?


  1. Pour the sugar, vinegar and water into a saucepan.
  2. Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add food colouring.
  4. Increase heat and boil rapidly without stirring for approximately 13 minutes.
  5. Before removing from stove, allow bubbles to disappear.
  6. Line patty tins with paper cases.
  7. Pour the toffee into tins.

What’s the difference between golden syrup and treacle?

Treacle has a richer colour and a stronger flavour to Golden Syrup and is not quite so sweet. You can use it to replace Golden Syrup in many recipes but it is often used alongside Golden Syrup in recipes such as in our Old English Gingerbread.

What is a good substitute for treacle?

Substitute for Treacle

  • If you don’t have light treacle you can substitute equal amounts of light or dark corn syrup.
  • OR – for dark treacle substitute equal amounts of molasses.

What does baking soda do in toffee?

Brittles and toffees accumulate small amounts of acid from the browning reactions that occur during cooking. This is one reason why the baking soda is added at the end of cooking. The soda reacts with the acid to make bubbles, and the syrup foams.

Should I stir while making toffee?

Do not stir the mixture as it cooks, as introducing a wooden spoon to the mixture as it boils can cause crystallization. After you make the Toffee, cleaning the saucepan is an issue. The best way to remove all that hard caramelized sugar is to fill the saucepan with water and bring it just to a boil.

What vinegar do you put in toffee?


  1. 250g Butter (A Whole block)
  2. 500g Sugar (Half a pack)
  3. 2 x Tbsp Lyles Golden Syrup.
  4. 2 x Tbsp Brown Vinegar (Like you put on your fish n chips)

What does cream of tartar do in candy making?

Adding cream of tartar when you’re making candy helps prevent the creation of sugar crystals. That’s why lots of icing, syrup or candy recipes call for it: it makes it so the end product doesn’t have large crunchy sugar capsules.