The consumer of today is persistently seeking homemade characteristics in their desserts, according to ingredients firm Food Design (Hornbeam Park Avenue, Harrogate). It believes that its toffee crumb and butterscotch pieces will satisfy that demand. By blending the company’s dark butterscotch crisp or toffee crumb into a crumble topping, a crispy bite is produced, especially when used in conjunction with oats. When used in baked-off goods, the products release a toffee aroma. The company also does a bake-stable toffee sauce for the top of the tart.