Like marshmallows, honeycomb is another one of those basic candies you will kick yourself if you have only ever purchased rather than made at home. Home made tastes at least... 6x as good as any store bought variety (scientific fact), costs about 92c for a batch and makes for a pretty snazzy gift. I use Nigella's recipe which actually doesn't contain any honey (shock horror!) and is pretty much fool proof.
- 100g Sugar
- 4 tbs Golden Syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp Bicarb of Soda
Everything is going to go pretty fast, so make sure you have your bicarb of soda measured out and a tray lined with grease proof paper, ready to go.
Over medium heat, combine sugar and golden syrup then stop stirring and wait for the mixture to melt and boil and bubble. I have induction, so the process takes about 10 minutes however if you have gas, this will go much faster. Once it is bubbling, and the sugar has completely melted, add in bicarb and stir vigorously. The mixture will lighten and foam up. Pour onto tray and spread out carefully. Your honeycomb will lose some of the puff and harden within about 30-60 mins. Break into chunks and dip in chocolate.
Store in an airtight container in a cool area for up to 4 days and keep it away from the fridge unless you want a sticky mess on your hands.