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Recipe for Yellow Man
1 lb/ 1/2 kg/ 1 1/2 cups golden syrup
8oz/ 250g/ 1 cup brown sugar
1 heaped tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp malt vinegar
1 tbsp baking soda
In a large saucepan slowly melt together all the ingredients except the baking soda. Do not stir. Boil until a drop hardens in cold water (240°F, 190°C on a sugar thermometer). Stir in the baking soda. The toffee will immediately foam up as the vinegar releases the gas from the baking soda. Pour out onto a greased slab or the back of a baking tray and while just cool enough to handle fold the edges towards the centre and pull repeatedly until the whole mass is a pale yellow colour. Allow to cool and harden in a greased tin and break into chunks with a toffee hammer. Enjoy!
A meat stew (usually mutton), which includes potatoes, onions and carrots. I make this quite often and it's best if you let the onions, carrots and meat cook slowly for an hour or more together. Add 'Bisto' or another instant gravy for added flavour to the meat mixture along with a little water. Boil the potatoes in another pan and add all the ingredients together when you're ready to eat.