Oh my HONEYcomb!

25 Jul

I was looking for something quick to cook up as a snack while cooking/doing things around the house with friends.  This one’s a doozy.  Adapted from Nigella’s Hokey Pokey recipe.  Can be eaten as is, dipped in chocolate or used in ice cream for a lovely crunch.

Yummy!

Easy-Peasy Honeycomb

Ingredients:

3/4 cup caster sugar

60ml Golden Syrup

1 teaspoon bicarb soda

Method:

Mix sugar and syrup into paste.

Make sure you mix the sugar and syrup together before melting them.

Melt on stove until golden brown colour.  Do not mix, just swirl if you have to.  Mixing will make the sugar go funny.

Wait for the sugars to melt into a dark brown colour

When at the correct colour throw your bicarb soda in and whisk vigorously with a fork.  The mixture will bubble up, so be prepared!

Whisk the bicarb in nice and quick - you don't want to lose the air that you're incorporating by overmixing.

Once bicarb is incorporated dump the mix into a bread tin lined with baking paper.  (Honestly you could put it in anything but I find putting it in something with raised sides helps keep it fluffy).

Pour into some sort of container. I like big pieces, so bread tin did it for me.

Now, if you are in a humid climate I’d just put it into the fridge once it’s cooled a little, if it’s freezing where you are you can just leave it out.  I’ve always put mind into the fridge because it never seems to solidify when left out.

Once cooled down, use rolling pin to crush into chunks. A light tap does the job.

Really, it’s such a simple recipe that it won’t hurt to figure out the correct process for yourself.  For me, it’s bread tin and fridge.

Ready to eat! ...Or dip in chocolate. Your choice!

So there you have it – such an easy thing to make, but will sure impress everyone.  And the taste is divine.

 

Note:  Keep in fridge when not eating.  Leaving it out in a warm environment will cause it to become sticky.

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