Everton Toffee Recipe

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 Updated 12/03/2017

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A classic, famous toffee recipe from Liverpool, said to have been created by Molly Bushell in the 1760s. See Cooking with Sugar for information on the tricky process of boiling sugar.


  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 8 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 tablespoons golden syrup or treacle
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Put butter into a strong saucepan and heat.
  2. When melted, stir in the sugar and syrup.
  3. Boil steadily, without stirring, until the mixture reaches the hard crack stage when tested in cold water.
  4. Pour into a tin greased with margarine or oil and when set cut into pieces.
  5. This type of toffee is better wrapped in small pieces of greaseproof paper.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: N/A


Used to make this toffee when the children were small, and they used to eat it all
#3 - Bethan Mair Sinclaire - 02/19/2016 - 09:55
what temprature is it?
#2 - jimbob4000 - 01/17/2011 - 12:21
I remember this recipe from when I was young and how much I enjoyed it. I have just sent it onto my friend in Texas USA who really longs to taste it again, for her and her family to enjoy. Nothing like the English sweets!!!
#1 - JOYCE - 02/23/2010 - 04:54
we made some very nice everton toffee,we all enjoyed them and we will make them every bonfire night.Thankyou for putting the recipe on this page.

#0 - michael - 11/04/2007 - 09:15
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