Friday, October 31, 2008

Those Sweet Recipes

For those who asked!

Coconut Ice

Combine 1 can condensed milk, 3 1/3 cups icing sugar, 4 1/4 cups desicated coconut. Mix well. Mixture is dry. Divide the mixture in half. Press half in the base of a small slab tin that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Colour the rest with a few drops of cochineal or red food colouring. Press the pink mixture over the white slab. Chill until firm. Cut into squares.

My Grandmother's Toffee

250g butter, 2 cups sugar, 2 cans condensed milk.

Melt butter, add sugar and condensed milk. Boil slowly, constantly stirring with a wooden spoon for about 20 - 25 minutes. Mixture will thicken and turn a golden brown colour. Toffee is ready when it reaches the small ball stage ~ a small amount of mixture is dropped into a glass of cold water, if it forms a ball it is ready. Pour into a slab tin that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Chill until firm. Cut into squares.

All I can say is YUM!


Chris said...

Thank you Leonie. I will be saying YUM too when I'm savouring these wonderful treats. My mouth is watering just recalling the creamy texture and golden caramel flavour of your Grandmother's toffee.

Lisa said...

Was it Nielsen? {not sure how it was spelled] who sang that?? Now it's studk in my mind!!! Wow! The recipes look great!