• ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 tblsp butter
  • 4 tblsp golden syrup
  • 1 tblsp water
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp baking soda


  • Yellaman 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 Yellaman.
  • 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 in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, The Yellaman was such a treat.