Okay hi. I know I haven't posted in a while, but with everything going on with the whole Coronavirus situation there just wasn't a post I felt fit right for the strange place we all find ourselves in right now. So in true lock-down fashion, I've taken up home baking, just like every one else in the UK. And with someone with absolutely no experience in the kitchen, why not make something that could have probably easily gone wrong and set the house on fire (which actually wouldn't be the first time) so here is a 3 ingredient recipe for Homemade Honeycomb!
You Will Need
- 200g caster sugar
- 5 tablespoons of golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- non-stick frying pan
- grease-proof paper
- cake tray (preferred but not essential, a baking tray would be fine)
Step One: Set the hob to a low heat and place the frying pan on-top, allow this to warm up for 5 or so minutes.
Step Two: Pour the caster sugar into the pan and allow it to begin to caramelise (but not burn, yellow is good, orange is bad)
Step Three: Add 5 tablespoons of golden syrup to the mix and begin to stir until everything is in a liquid form.
Step Four: When your mixture is fully liquid and bubbling, increase the heat to a medium heat and add the teaspoon of baking powder.
Step Five: Stir continuously but stop every minute or so to allow the mixture to expand (keeping the air in).
Step Six: Line a baking tray or a cake pan with grease-proof paper and pour the mixture into the pan.
Step Seven: Place the mixture into the fridge for 30-60 minutes to allow it to harden.
Step Eight: Remove and stab with a sharp knife to break the bar into smaller pieces (do NOT drop it onto the counter, I had big regrets, it goes everywhere).
Optional Step Nine: Melt some chocolate and dip the honeycomb into the chocolate to resemble a home-made Crunchie.
Optional Step Ten: Place these back onto some grease-proof paper to prevent sticking and place back into the fridge for a further 20 minutes.
In all honesty this is the easiest thing I've ever made and it tastes pretty good too, just don't eat loads at once since this is basically just sugar in a bar. But hey, it's a lock-down, do what you want at this point no one has to know!
You can find my Spotify Baking Playlist here.
I've been wanting to actually say a few things about the whole COVID-19 situation and what it means for university students such as myself, but I think that's for another time and to be honest it isn't really fitting with making honeycomb now is it.
I have a few more posts like this to keep everyone occupied and give you all a few ideas on what to do during this whole thing, so keep an eye out for those. But please look after yourselves, and as always you can enter your email to get notifications every-time I upload, and like and share this (it does me more good than you know!).
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