honeycomb

So it’s been 2 weeks since we moved in. Two entire, (mostly) wonderful weeks. I’ve had three dinner parties, put out about 1,000,000 bags of rubbish, successfully put up one set of window blinds and watched about 2.5 films.

But there are some things I’m not quite getting. Like framed photos, apparently it’s weird that we don’t have any. Why can’t I just project my Instagram feed everywhere and be done with it?

Another thing that’s been ruining my life bothering me is the laundry. It seems that my purpose in life, the reason why I was placed on this earth, is to spend endless hours of precious time doing laundry. What I want to know is where is it all coming from, who is putting it in my laundry hamper, and why does one man need/have SO MANY SOCKS???

And then the bills, ohhh the bills. Those things make no sense to me, let’s not talk about it.

Also dust. Dust everywhere. And I think our neighbours quietly hate us.

*cries into glass of wine*

Honeycomb is the only thing making my world right again, so I’m here to share it with you.

Honeycomb

Makes one slab

400g caster sugar
5 tablespoons golden syrup
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda


Add the sugar and golden syrup to a heavy-bottomed pan and stir until mixed. Place onto a medium heat and using a wooden spoon, stir until the sugar granules are moist and incorporated.

No more stirring after this, just continue to heat the sugar mixture, whirling the pan occasionally, until you have a bubbling amber coloured caramel – around 3-4 minutes. As soon as it hits that amber colour remove it from the heat and whisk in the bicarbonate of soda until frothy.

Pour onto a prepared baking sheet and leave to set for around 1 hour. Break the honeycomb into shards using your hands, or add to a blender to create honeycomb dust as shown above.

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8 thoughts on “How to make honeycomb

  1. rosealys says:

    Brilliant! I will be making Crunchies this weekend! πŸ™‚

  2. Gorgeous and looks tasty! Sounds like you are having a fab time! 3 dinner parties?! I salute you!

  3. sallybean45 says:

    oooh this’d be lovely with a good vanilla ice cream and a shot of coffee!

  4. Mmm this reminds me of christmas baking, broken into chunks and half dipped in chocolate! Lovely.

  5. Lil says:

    I hear you on the socks. I really REALLY hear you.

  6. I’ve never thought of making honeycomb, but I’m definitely going to try this on the weekend! Would it be possible to use honey instead of golden syrup?

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hello! I had that first thought initially when I realised I was out of golden syrup, and unfortunately I don’t think you can. When I did some research for substitutes I did read that apparently corn syrup is the best substitute, however the taste won’t be the same.

  7. Gerrie says:

    You may have just changed my life. I love Crunchies, but they’re hard to come by in the States. Thanks so much–can’t wait to try making this!

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