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Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby TezzaBear » March 30th, 2017, 8:21 pm

Having just earlier found a big bag of Werther's Originals in my kitchen cupboard, rather than chomp my way through them and do my teeth in I wondered if I could use them to create some culinary delight.
Given the ingredients they should melt well. So I am thinking maybe of some kind of butterscotch sauce.
Any recipes out there for this sweet or any other for that matter?
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby smitch » March 30th, 2017, 8:55 pm

I imagine you could use them in brownies. Or if you didn't want to bake, chop them into rocky road/bark.
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby Suelle » March 30th, 2017, 9:10 pm

Are they the hard sort that shatter, or the softer toffees that are chewy? Chewy toffees can be chopped and used in cakes, biscuits, brownies etc - plenty of recipes online. Hard toffees are probably best melted in cream to make a sauce.
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby TezzaBear » March 30th, 2017, 9:16 pm

These are the hard and crunchy type.
Incidentally an ex boss of mine would suck on packets of them all day and now I know why!
Thinking now...Werther's and cream sauce poured all over roasted bananas.
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby Badger's mate » March 31st, 2017, 8:44 am

There was a craze a few years ago for putting boiled sweets into vodka to make alarmingly coloured liquers that might sound like a good idea after you've had too much to drink already. :D

Butterscotch vodka?
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby TezzaBear » March 31st, 2017, 9:19 am

Ooh now that sounds appealing, and if by magic I do have some vodka in. I have nothing to decant it in at the moment and don't think the sweets will fit down the neck! Anyway nice idea, maybe one for another day.
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby Ratatouille » March 31st, 2017, 12:14 pm

I would bash the hell out of them and sprinkle to bits onto icecream. Only i wouldn;t because I dislike them. Mr Rats sometimes has a packet of sugarfree ones if he has a tickly cough. I'd rather have the cough.
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby TezzaBear » March 31st, 2017, 12:23 pm

I like the bashing idea too. :tu:
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby Lokelani » March 31st, 2017, 2:23 pm

Don't people make those stained glass window biscuits with boiled sweets? I've never tried.

Butterscotch sauce would be lovely with vanilla ice cream I reckon.
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby earthmaiden » March 31st, 2017, 3:14 pm

Lokelani wrote:Don't people make those stained glass window biscuits with boiled sweets? I've never tried.

That was exactly what I imagined when I saw the title of this thread!

I don't think I'd bother melting down hard sweets to make a sauce, but as has been mentioned, toffee or fudge can work well (lovely with bananas and ice cream or as a topping for apple tarts). You can also grind hard sweets to create a powder to sprinkle on things like ice cream.
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby Ratatouille » April 1st, 2017, 1:14 pm

Stained glass window biscuits need clear fruit sweets. Wethers wouldn't work.
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby scullion » April 1st, 2017, 5:55 pm

unless you were doing boarded up, stained glass windows in 'derelict church biscuits'.
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Re: Cooking with boiled sweets?

Postby Ratatouille » April 2nd, 2017, 10:07 am

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