Irish Yellow Man

Irish Yellow Man Recipe

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This recipe is posted for play in Culinary Quest - Ireland. This recipe was posted on website:

“Did you treat your Mary Anne to Yellow Man, at the Lammas Fair, O?”

Lammas is the harvest festival celebrated in August and Yellow Man is a yellow, brittle toffee that is traditionally served at the Lammas Fair held in Co. Antrim.

My French-Canadian/Irish mom use to make this for us... it's wonderful.


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5 Min
20 Min
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How to Make Irish Yellow Man


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan, and then add the sugar, golden syrup, water and vinegar.
  2. Stir until all the ingredients are melted, then boil until the mixture reaches the ‘hard crack’ stage 290 degrees F.
  3. This can be tested by dropping a little of the mixture into cold water, leaving for a moment, and then picking it up between the finger and thumb.

    When the finger and thumb are separated, the thread formed between them should break sharply.
  4. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda, when the mixture foams up pour onto a greased, heatproof tray, turning in the edges with a palette knife.
  5. When cool enough to handle, pull with buttered hands until pale in color.
  6. When completely hardened, break into rough pieces.

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About Irish Yellow Man

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #Irish - Candy

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