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Why is my cinder toffee not right or am I being impatient

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twinsetiscrapatflouncing Tue 16-Dec-08 22:02:54

Made using nigellas recipe, hers was crumbly and light, mine seems chewy and does not seemed to have risen.

I noticed that other recipes use vinegar is that what has gone wrong?
Does it just need longer to set and then everything will be OK?

TheChristmasArmadillo Tue 16-Dec-08 22:05:10

has it got bicarb in - cos vinegar reacts with it (as in volcanoey style) adn that might be what causes the crumbly lightness.

twinsetiscrapatflouncing Tue 16-Dec-08 22:07:37

yes syrup and sugar and then bicarb at the end.

twinsetiscrapatflouncing Tue 16-Dec-08 22:11:38

anyone I am about to go and make my second batch and want to do it right this time

twinsetiscrapatflouncing Tue 16-Dec-08 23:17:12

anyone

DaisyMooSteiner Tue 16-Dec-08 23:20:19

I've just made the Nigella version and mine was very bubbly and volcanoey but although it was OK before I put the bicarb in, it burned once I added it even though it was off the heat.

I tried again with a recipe which was v. similar but had 40g butter and 1/2 tsp vinegar but only 1 tsp of bicarb. This one tasted nice, but wasn't bubbly enough!

Don't know what went wrong with yours, but if I was to do it again I'd use the second recipe but add 2 tsp bicarb and the vinegar.

I've given up though and made chocolate fudge instead!

twinsetiscrapatflouncing Tue 16-Dec-08 23:30:33

Thanks Daisy will try tomorrow, having made mincemeat and some muffins I am cooked out.

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