Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Making My Own Honeycomb

One of my favorite candies is the Crunchie. You can only get it in the UK and Europe (and some specialty stores here) so I usually only get them when I am traveling, or when Irish relatives come to visit here.  But recently, I've seen recipes for Honeycomb, which is what the inside of a Crunchie is. One was in Oprah Magazine, and then I watched an episode of Nigella where she made it.  It was obviously fate.  The recipes, they were calling to me. They were saying "Val... you must make our sugary goodness!" 

So made sugary goodness I did. 

It is only three ingredients. Sugar, Golden syrup, and baking soda.  You cook the sugar and syrup in the pot, and then once it gets to the right point, you cut the heat, and whisk in the baking soda like crazy. It gets huge, and you pour it out onto a parchement lined baking sheet. 

And it looks like this! 

Then you wait the longest fifteen minutes of your life, until it cools, so you can break it apart. 

And then you eat! 

I dipped some of them in dark chocolate, and some of them in milk, and left some of them plain. 

Now I don't have to wait for the Irish to come! 

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, I can't wait to taste it. I'm putting in my order now, milk chocolate please