08 January, 2013

Recipe: Honeycomb

This honeycomb makes for an excellent gift, wrapped up in a pretty jar or as a surprise afternoon treat for those people that have been extra good!

This is a very quick thing to make, it is made within 10 minutes then you set it aside to set - super quick, super easy!

Honeycomb sounds like it would be a daunting/complicated thing to make, but trust me, it isn't.
I have a few tips for you though just to make things easier....
~ do NOT use a small saucepan, use a bigger one that would at least hold 5 cups of water in it easily (trust me on this bit!)
~ accurately measure the bicarb (otherwise that is all you will taste!).
~ mix the bicarb in with a knife

~ get the tray ready to put the honeycomb BEFORE you start to make it, as this stuff sets pretty quickly!

100g caster sugar
120 g golden syrup (or 4Tb but I prefer to weigh the syrup as it is so much easier)
1.5 tsp bicarb soda

~ Line a tray with baking paper.
~ In a saucepan, melt the sugar & syrup together. Swirl the pan (don't stir it) to dissolve the sugar.
~ All the mix to boil and when it is a golden brown colour, take off the heat.
~ Add the bicarb soda to the mix, ensuring that it is stirred thoroughly - the mix will froth & bubble & increase in size.
~ Pour onto the tray & leave to set, it can be placed in the fridge to quicken the setting time.
~ Break up and either gift wrap or eat!!  It can also be covered in chocolate or crumbled over icecream....mmm, yum!

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Asa-Marie said...

Ooooh wow! Should I be a naughty Aunty and givethis to my nieces and nephew?!...

another donkey design by kate said...

Hi. Looks delicious. Should the second step read sugar and syrup not bicarbonate?

Rie said...

Yep! @another donkey design by kate ... it sure should be mix sugar & syrup - good pickup. I'll go fix the typo now!