Doncaster Butterscotch Recipe

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 Updated 11/03/2017

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A type of traditional, hard toffee. Butterscoth needs some practice to make it well but it is worth the effort. See Cooking with Sugar.


  • 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • a pinch of cream of tartar
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Melt the sugar in the milk over a low heat.
  2. Stir in the butter and the cream of tartar.
  3. Boil until a little of the mixture hardens when dropped into a saucer of cold water.
  4. Pour into a well-greased shallow tin and leave to harden.

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4- 6 portions


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