British Recipes > Doncaster Butterscotch

How to make Doncaster butterscotch:
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)


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