My first advice would be to never buy honeycomb again, it is so ludicrously easy to make. And fun! It has three ingredients and takes three minutes to make. Now if that’s not a reason to get excited I don’t know what is!
I remember the first time I ate Salcombe Dairy honeycomb ice cream, I was about 8 years old and I thought I had gone to heaven. It was the most delicious thing I had ever eaten and from that moment I was a dedicated follower of honeycomb. I quickly learnt how to make my own and now make it nearly every week.
Dipped in chocolate, these are like a homemade Crunchy bar, only a gazillion times for delicious and they make a really lovely gift to take to dinner parties.
- 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
- 150g caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- Lay a piece of baking parchment onto a baking tray.
- Now, take a large sauce pan (bigger than you think) and melt the golden syrup first.
- (Top tip: dip your spoon in oil first and the golden syrup will slide right off).
- Then add the sugar and give it a good stir. Now, don’t stir it again, just give the pan a jiggle every now and then until the mixture comes to the boil. Boil for 3 minutes.
- Keep an eye on it, or it will burn, the pesky thing.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the bicarbonate of soda. Keep stirring and it will really froth up like bubble bath. (This is the reason you used the big pan).
- Quickly pour onto the baking parchment.
- Leave to cool.
- Pop your pan straight into the sink and run really hot water onto it and the honeycomb will come straight off!
- When the honeycomb is cooled, break into hunks and enjoy the golden nuggets.
- Or, for an extra scrummy touch, dip in melted chocolate. You can completely submerge them in the chocolate or just dip their toes in. Up to you, but all ways are a little touch of hocus pocus.