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February 7, 2013

The Recipe Box ...Candies & Confections...

Yellowman Candy Recipe

About This Recipe

Yield: About 1-1/2 pounds of candy

Baking Pan: 1 10"x15" Jelly Roll Pan and a 4 quart saucepan

Time: about 1 hour from start to eating

Note: Use of a candy thermometer is highly recommended.

Ingredient List:
  • Golden Syrup
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar

    Note: This mixture is very, very hot; for safely, keep small children away while you're making this candy, also use a wooden spoon for stirring as it will not transfer heat up to your hand and is heatproof for the required temperature.
  • Yellowman Candy

    Yellowman Candy Recipe

    1-1/3 cups Golden Syrup
    1 Cup brown sugar
    1 Tablespoon Butter (heaping)
    1 Tablespoon Baking Soda (heaping)
    2 Tablespoons Vinegar

  • Grease the jelly roll pan thoroughly

  • In a large saucepan with a heavy bottom, melt the butter, then add the syrup, sugar and vinegar. Stir over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.

  • Raise the heat to medium high so that the mixture begins to boil. When it has bubbled up to twice its original height, insert the candy thermometer.

  •  Boil at medium high for about 10 minutes, until the mixture reaches 240°f (or 140°c), just above the soft crack stage.

  • Sprinkle the baking soda over the surface of the hot mixture and stir it in. Be very careful; the candy will foam up and rise up to fill the pan more than halfway. Stir until the soda is totally mixed in.

  • When the foaming has died down, immediately pour the mixture into the well-buttered jelly roll pan. Be very gentle to avoid breaking the bubbles.

  • It takes about 1/2 an hour to cool, but after about 15 minutes, score the candy with a knife to make it easier to break up later. 

  • Traditional Irish SupperIf you like Yellowman Candy you might like all things Irish....such as St Patricks Day Recipes and Crafts.