National English Toffee Day – dedicated to a special treat! Sweet tooth, get ready to celebrate, because today will not do without sweets. In the meantime, learn a little more about them.
The name “toffee” comes from a variety of rum that originated in the West Indies. This happened due to the fact that the drink was added to the composition of sweets, acting as a flavoring agent. Another version says that the word comes from “hard” – and after all, iris is really like that, it needs to be chewed hard! Probably people who have dental problems will not be able to enjoy it. National Day was invented by a man who definitely loved them very much!
Butterscotch appeared in the 19th century in Britain, first mentioned in the Oxford Dictionary in 1825. Sweets are obtained by caramelizing sugar, nuts, raisins, and sometimes flour are often added to the composition. The American version differs from the original one – white sugar and butter cream are used here. In both versions, the mixture is poured into molds: confectioners wait until it cools down and separate the hardened product into pieces.
It is noteworthy that toffee:
- are soft, semi-hard and viscous;
- when sugar did not yet exist, honey sweets were prepared in Egypt;
- vegetable oil in the composition has a beneficial effect on our body: we get energy to build new cells; if the ingredients contain nuts, they activate mental activity;
- American types have a variety of flavors, cooked with almonds, biscuits, chocolate, vanilla, etc.
How to celebrate
Buy sweet items at National English Toffee Day and enjoy the original taste. Cook it yourself – there are many recipes on the Internet that even a novice cook can handle. Invite your friends and create together! Don’t forget to share your recipe on social media.
When is National English Toffee Day celebrated in 2024?
National English Toffee Day is observed on January 8 each year.