Saturday, 28 February 2015

Homemade Honeycomb

Honeycomb is that fabulous golden crunchy goodness that you find in Violet Crumbles, Crunchie bars or Hokey Pokey ice-cream. It is so simple to make and great with ice-cream, covered in chocolate or use for gifts. This is from a Nigella Lawson recipe.

Homemade Honeycomb


100 grams vegan sugar
4 tablespoons golden syrup (I get this in the States from a British store but you could substitute with a mixture of molasses and agave)
1 ½ teaspoons 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.

Cover with melted chocolate and refrigerate to make your own chocolate covered honeycomb!

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