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                              YELLOWMAN TOFFEE
 Recipe By     : Rhyming Irish Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Candy & Snacks                   Ethnic
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  cups          brown sugar
    4      tablespoons   butter
    4      tablespoons   golden syrup
    1      tablespoon    water
    1      teaspoon      vinegar
    2      teaspoons     baking soda
 Yellowman is thick and sweet,
 And much tradition lies behind it;
 For centuries at Lammas Fair
 In Ballycastle, you would find it.
 To make this toffee, first you melt
 The butter in a heavy pan;
 Add sugar, syrup, vinegar,
 And start to boil your Yellowman.
 To test it, take a spoonful up
 And in cold water let it fall:
 It’s ready if the mixture turns
 Into a crisp and brittle ball.
 Now put the baking soda in--
 You'll find that it will foam and froth;
 So take a spoon and rapidly
 Keep stirring up the bubbling broth.
 Now pour it in a well-greased tin;
 Cool, then break in bits to eat.
 You'll soon know why, at Lammas fair,
 The Yellowman was such a treat.
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