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– Variants and Applications:
– English toffee is a popular variant in the US, often made with almonds.
– Available in chewy and hard versions.
– Heath bars are a brand with an English toffee core.
– In the UK, it’s known as butter crunch.
– In Italy, it’s called mou candies.

– Etymology:
– Origins of the word are unknown.
– Harold McGee suggests it may be from Creole for sugar and molasses.
– The Oxford English Dictionary traces it back to 1825.
– It’s linked to the word “taffy” from 1817.
– Both are considered English dialectical words.

– In Popular Culture:
– In the movie Borat, toffee is humorously claimed to come from Kazakhstan.
– No direct reference to toffee in Wiktionary.
– Wikimedia Commons has related media on toffee.

– References:
– Hughes’ book “The Foods of England” mentions toffee on page 265.
– McGee’s “On Food and Cooking” explores the science of toffee on page 650.
– The Oxford English Dictionary provides insights into the word “toffee.”
– It also references the word “taffy.”
– A mention of toffee in the lyrics of “O Kazakhstan” on Genius.

– Additional Information:
– Toffee is a buttery confection made with sugar and butter.
– It can include various ingredients like almonds or molasses.
– Toffee has a long history, with variations in different countries.
– The texture of toffee can vary from chewy to hard.
– Different brands and cultures have their own versions of toffee.

Toffee (Wikipedia)

Toffee is a confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses (creating inverted sugar) along with butter, and occasionally flour. The mixture is heated until its temperature reaches the hard crack stage of 149 to 154 °C (300 to 310 °F). While being prepared, toffee is sometimes mixed with nuts or raisins.

Main ingredientsSugar or molasses, butter
VariationsEnglish toffee, honeycomb toffee
A Heath candy bar, which is English toffee coated in milk chocolate
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