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January 23, 2014

Easy Honeycomb


I love Honeycomb and have always bought a slab whenever we had gone shopping, but without me even realizing it, the slabs have disappeared from the stores.

Lyle's Golden Syrup started selling these small recipe books recently, and it was only then, as I was leafing through the book and came across the recipe for Honeycomb , that I became aware of not having seen this popular candy in the stores anymore.

What surprised me even more, was the ease of making homemade Honeycomb ! To top it all - only 4 ingredients !

ImportantOnce you have poured the candy into the heatproof dish - do not try to make it level or touch it in any way because you want the air bubbles trapped inside.


And if your Valentine likes Honeycomb - include a little card/note with "Honeycomb for my Honey" with a nicely packed Honeycomb gift - sounds great, doesn't it ?!

EASY HONEYCOMB


INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Golden Syrup  {or Honey}

2 TB Water

3 cups Caster Sugar

2 TB Bicarbonate of Soda



DIRECTIONS:

1.) Line a 20 x 30cm heatproof dish with baking paper.

2.) Heat the Syrup or Honey, Water and the Caster Sugar together, in a large saucepan - bring to the boil an reduce heat to low - simmer for 5 - 10 minutes, stirring regularly.

3.) The mixture is ready when you drop a little into cold water and it becomes brittle.

4.) Remove from the heat and quickly stir in the Bicarbonate of Soda - the mixture will foam up immediately.

5.) Pour into the lined dish and leave at room temperature to set.  (Do not touch the mixture once you have poured it into the dish)

6.) When hardened break into chunks.

I stored my leftovers on a plate (open) in the refrigerator and it was even more brittle and dry the following day,,, that is, if you prefer it absolutely dry. 



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15 comments:

  1. I have never heard of Honeycomb...but it kind of looks and sounds like our sponge candy. And of course...now I want some! Glad you were able to make a treat you were missing!

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  2. Oh how easy is that I think id dip it in chocolate like a crunchie bar yum!

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  3. I love making honeycomb it's so easy! Love your idea for valentines, I may do this, my husband loves honeycomb!

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  4. I don't think I have ever heard of this...but, it sounds delicious!

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  5. Looks delicious, Linda! My husband loves this candy dipped in chocolate! His parents used to get some from a candy place in Wisconsin. When they moved to Arizona, they would always order it from the place for special occasions. I will have to try this...just curious...what is golden syrup? Have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  6. I've never heard of this. I do like honey flavored cakes and candy though. Thank you for sharing and exposing me to new things, Linda.

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  7. I love honey cone, yum yum :)

    Thanks for sharing,...

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  8. I've never heard of this candy, but it looks like it would be similar to peanut brittle, minus the nuts. Looks crunchy and delish!

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  9. I have never had Honeycomb before. However, this look so easy that I just might try it. I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)

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  10. visiting you from Domessblissity. I am going to make some right now.

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  11. I have never even heard of this! Sounds great! Thanks for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

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  12. I make something similar to this at Christmas time, I break up the pieces and dip them in chocolate:) My daughter would love this:) Thanks for sharing on Four Seasons Blog Hop~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  13. Interesting...I've never heard of this before. Found your blog through the Let's Get Social Sunday Party

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  14. This sounds and looks really yummy!


    Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again this week. (Sorry for the late comment!)

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  15. Wow - sounds really good! I didn't know you could make something similar to real honeycomb (you know - that bees make). Looks good. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

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