Rather than do my university assignments and so on, I decided to choose the naughty procrastination option and make some honeycomb in preparation for Christmas. This year I thought I’d make members of my family and close friends each a little hamper, complete with mince pies, cookies, gingerbread men, honeycomb and chocolate truffles – all made by me. Today has been my organised Christmas shopping; the baskets have been bought, as well as the lovely ribbon, cellophane wrap, tags and the utensils like the mince pie tin and the gingerbread cutter. The wonders of Amazon and Ebay! So anyway, my trial run for making honeycomb (never done it but love eating it i.e. crunchies!) was a huge success. Since everyone isn’t clued up about how to make it (I couldn’t believe how simple it was), I thought I’d post the recipe I used. Ingredients:
- 100 gram(s) caster sugar
- 4 tablespoon(s) golden syrup
- 1.5 teaspoon(s) bicarbonate of soda
- Put the sugar and syrup into a saucepan and stir together to mix. You mustn’t stir once the pan’s on the heat, though.
- Place the pan on the heat and let the mixture first melt, then turn to goo and then to a bubbling mass the colour of maple syrup – this will take 3 minutes or so.
- Off the heat, whisk in the bicarbonate of soda and watch the syrup turn into a whooshing cloud of aerated pale gold. Turn this immediately onto a piece of reusable baking parchment or greased foil.
- Leave until set and then bash at it, so that it splinters into many glinting pieces
- Optional: melt some chocolate and drizzle over the top, leave to set and voila! Enjoy!