I’ve no idea why over the last few days, I’ve had an urge to make honeycomb. But I did have an urge and urges must be listened to, I reckon (well, not all urges, obviously, but honeycomb is harmless enough).
As I didn’t have a clue how to make honeycomb, I did a bit of Googling and saw it was ridiculously quick and easy and I had all the ingredients in the cupboard, so away I went.
My first batch was a disaster. When you add the bicarbonate of soda, it goes mental. Dooby dooby nutjob mental. Make sure you use the biggest saucepan you can find otherwise this will happen.
I’d left it to boil too long, too, and it was a burnt sticky mess but although it was a burnt sticky mess, it was still alive. I’d created a monster.
After it finally died, I threw it in the bin and started again.
This time, I used a much bigger pan (a casserole dish) and didn’t leave it to boil for so long, just 2-3 minutes. As you can see, it’s a much nicer colour and far less volcanic.
After it had set, it looked like a piece of honeycomb toast.
I broke it into pieces, covered it in chocolate, put it on a wire rack and left it to set in the fridge and now I can’t stop eating it. Seriously, it’s soooooooooooooooooooo good. Make sure you have a bowl of hot water ready to dunk the whisk and saucepan into, that way they’ll rinse clean in seconds.
Vegan Crunchie Pieces
2 tablespoons Golden Syrup
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- Heat the sugar and Golden Syrup in a massive pan slowly until the sugar has dissolved.
- Leave to boil for 2-3 minutes (do not stir at all) until the mixture is a golden colour.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in the bicarbonate of soda. It will foam up massively, but this is normal. Do not be scared.
- Pour into a tray lined with baking parchment and leave to set.
- Once set, break into pieces and coat with melted chocolate.
- Leave to set on a wire rack in the fridge.