Monday, 13 December 2010

How to make gold

No Christmas without some bling

This time in the shape of crunchy sweetness - also known as Honeycombe, cinder toffee...

  • 335g sugar
  • 125ml honey
  • 125ml golden sirup
  • 25g butter
  • 80ml water
  • 2 teaspoons bicarb
Please note that this is extremely hot and you do not want little fingers anywhere near the stove when making these! 
  1. Grease some baking paper and place on a baking tray
  2. Mix all the ingredients together except the bicarb in a big pan and bring to a boil. It needs to boil while stirring for about 10 min. To see if it is ready drop a few drops of the mixture into a glass of cold water. If it just dissolves it needs to boil longer, if it turns into a hard/firm ball then it is ready for the next step.
  3. Now for quick action. Quickly stir in the bicarb and pour immediately onto your pre-greased sheet. This is going to make it expand very rapidly! It turns it into an erupting volcano.
  4. When it has cooled down, break into pieces. For some extra luxury dip into melted chocolate. Store in an air-tight box.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, my goodness I haven't had this since primary school~ Ah the memories, I will need to try this again~