Honeycomb

Honeycomb

By
From
B.I.Y. Bake It Yourself
Makes
a small roasting tinful

A bag of honeycomb takes me right back to trips to the fair as a kid. These days I make it on a strictly rationed basis, just because if I’ve got it in the house it’s going to get eaten pretty quickly! Honeycomb is very easy to make, so I definitely recommend it if you’re bored of a Saturday afternoon, or to make to nibble on if you’re having a party.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
75ml golden syrup
250g caster sugar
1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda

Tool kit

Quantity Ingredient
small roasting tin, (mine is 26 x 23 cm)

Method

  1. Line a small roasting tin (mine is 26 x 23 cm) with baking parchment. The paper needs to come up to the top of the tin at least.
  2. Put a saucepan on your kitchen scales, set them to zero, and pour in the golden syrup (this is my favourite method of weighing out sticky ingredients). Add the sugar to the saucepan and set it over a medium heat.
  3. Once melted together, continue to heat until the mixture starts to turn light brown. As soon as the colour changes, spoon in the bicarbonate of soda and mix it in. The mixture will foam up at this point and turn yellow.
  4. Carefully pour into the roasting tin (it will be very hot!) and leave to cool for 1 hour or until it has set.
  5. Turn out of the tin and crack up into bite-sized chunks for serving, keeping the crumbs for yourself; you did make it, after all!

Note

  • This recipe has a level 1 (beginner) difficulty.

Extras

  • Because honeycomb is heated up so much, adding flavour can be fairly tricky, so I like to coat mine after they cool instead. Melt about 100 g dark chocolate (70 per cent cocoa solids) and either pour on top of your uncracked (cooled) honeycomb, then break up once it is set, or roll cracked shards of honeycomb into the melted chocolate. This will taste lovely, and stop the honeycomb going sticky in the open air. You can also colour the honeycomb, by adding gel food colour to the cold mix and cooking as above. Red colours work well with the honeycomb’s golden base colour. Use lots of colour for vivid-toned shards; it looks brilliant!
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Great British Bake Off
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