Irish Yellow Man
“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.
- oz butter
- oz brown sugar
- lb golden syrup
- dessert spoon water
- teaspoon vinegar
- teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
How to Make Irish Yellow Man
- 1Melt the butter in a saucepan, and then add the sugar, golden syrup, water and vinegar.
- 2Stir until all the ingredients are melted, then boil until the mixture reaches the ‘hard crack’ stage 290 degrees F.
- 3This 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.
- 4Stir in the bicarbonate of soda, when the mixture foams up pour onto a greased, heatproof tray, turning in the edges with a palette knife.
- 5When cool enough to handle, pull with buttered hands until pale in color.
- 6When completely hardened, break into rough pieces.