Friday, April 22, 2011

Honeycomb dinner gift

I've gotten in the habit of making mothers day presents, as I think the thoughtfulness has double the impact.
I got this recipe idea from Nigella Lawson's Express TV series. Once mastered on timing, the results are well worth it. It did take 5 batches, and a whole bottle of golden syrup to get this right, but in the end it was worth the effort, as I had two happy mammies on Mothers Day as a result.


  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1.5 tsp of bicarbonate soda
  • 1 250g chocolate bar

  1. Prepare baking paper near to the cooker , to pour the mixture onto when the time comes.
  2. Add the caster sugar to a saucepan
  3. Mix in the golden syrup
  4. Stir well to combine, as once the mixture is on the heat stirring is FORBIDDEN
  5. Put the saucepan on the heat and allow to come up to a boil, 3-4 mins. Swirling is premitted.
  6. This is where it got tricky for me......... When the mixture starts to smell toffee like and turns a deep golden colour, quickly add the bicarbonate soda and stir like crazy!!
  7. It should foam up and double in size and turn a lighter yellow shade
  8. Immediately pout out onto baking paper
  9. Allow to cool, it should harden fully within 5 to 10 mins.
  10. Then get a knife or a teeny little hammer and careful bash to form irregular shards of honeycomb
  11. Roughly break up the chocolate in a bowl over a simmering pan of water, careful not to let the bowl and water meet
  12. once the chocolate is melted, drop in the shards of honeycomb and mix until covered in chocolate.
  13. Allow to set on a cooling rack.
  14. I did half and half......half with chocolate and half without
Another useful use for the honeycomb is scatter it over good vanilla ice cream, yummy!!!!!

Good luck with this, even though I had read the recipe countless times, as I said it did take 5 attempts to get it right.

Now I have 11 months to figure out what to make for the next Mothers Day

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