Friday, 6 July 2012

Friday Food Lust - Homemade Honeycomb for Dipping


I don't know about you, but this weather (and the fact that it's supposed to be July!) is making me want to spend the weekend comfort eating. For me, that's about all my favourite treats, usually involving hardly any preparation...

Homemade honeycomb happens to be one of the easiest, most satisfying things you could possibly make. All you need is to melt a vat of chocolate and sit there on the sofa, dunking away to your heart's content.

Plus watching the ingredients transform into honeycomb right in front of your eyes is like magic (just like something out of Harry Potter) making it the perfect one to make with kids!

Sam x


4 tbsps golden syrup
200g caster sugar
3 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
Melted chocolate, to serve


1) Grease a 20cm square cake tin (I tend to use my brownie tin). Next, heat the golden syrup and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring them both slowly to the boil, then simmer on a low heat for 5-10 minutes - be careful not to burn! You'll know it's ready when you drop a little of the mix into water and it becomes brittle. 

2) Take the saucepan from the heat, then add the bicarbonate. Now - moving fairly quickly - mix it all together, and watch the mixture will foam and froth up instantly. See? Like magic!

3) Tip into the cake tin straight away, leave to cool and set and then break up into chunks. Serve with melted chocolate.