Every year, each family at the school receives an empty cake box with a request to bake something to donate to the cake stall. I love the cake stall. It's probably my favourite. One year I got lucky and bought a pineapple upside-down cake - glacè cherries included.
With memories of cake stalls of my childhood, I've decided to make good old fashioned toffees. I shared images over on Instagram, but it seems only my Aussie friends knew what they were.
So... I'm here to share the recipe for this sweet treat. A regular at Aussie school fetes and cake stalls for decades.
3 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup white vinegar
Rainbow sprinkles, nuts or coconut (to decorate)
First step is to lay out paty pans on a tray. I used approximately 20 mini ones, but it'll depend how big you want to make them.
Pour all of the ingredients into a medium size saucepan over a medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.
Increase the heat and once the sugar mixture begins to boil, stop stirring. Allow the sugar to boil for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for a minute while the bubbles subside.
It's super hot, so very carefully spoon into patty pans. Sprinkle with 100's & 1000's, crushed nuts or coconut.
Allow to set for a few hours and then enjoy. They will stick your teeth together... but hey, it's all part of the fun.