Honeycomb

Fancy a little treat while you’re tucked away at home? For this recipe, all you need is some caster sugar, golden syrup and bicarbonate of soda. The result is honeycomb heaven! If you’ve got young children around, it’s great fun for them to watch the bicarbonate of soda going into the caramel but make sure they stand well back as the mixture is extremely hot and it’s a fairly volcanic moment!

Delicious dipped in chocolate too!

Ingredients

100g caster sugar
4 x 15ml tablespoons golden syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

  1. Line a baking tray with baking parchment and set aside.
  2. Put the sugar and golden syrup into a saucepan making sure the saucepan is big enough for the mixture to triple in volume. Stir the golden syrup and sugar together.
  3. Place the pan over a low heat (don’t stir it now that it’s on the heat) and let the mixture slowly melt and then begin to gently bubble. Turn up the heat and let it bubble away vigorously for a couple of minutes until it turns the colour of maple syrup. 
  4. Turn off the heat and immediately stir in the bicarbonate of soda. The syrup will instantly puff up into a foaming cloud of molten honeycomb (my favourite culinary spectacle!) Turn it straight out onto the baking tray and set aside for an hour to cool completely. 
  5. Break into chunks. If you wish, you can then dip the chunks into melted chocolate and leave to set. Delicious crumbled over vanilla ice cream too!
Set aside somewhere cool for an hour to allow the honeycomb to set

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