HOW TO MAKE HONEYCOMB {gluten, dairy, egg, soy & nut free, vegan option}

Ever wondered how to make honeycomb? Well, wonder no more – this quick and easy recipe for homemade honeycomb candy requires only 4 ingredients and 10 minutes! This delicious candy is gluten, dairy, egg, soy and nut free, and the recipe also has a vegan option.

How To Make Homemade Honeycomb Candy - Ever wondered how to make honeycomb? Well, wonder no more – this quick and easy recipe for homemade honeycomb candy requires only 4 ingredients and 10 minutes! This delicious candy is gluten, dairy, egg, soy and nut free, and the recipe also has a vegan option.

This one will be short and sweet. Very sweet, as it happens – because this post is all about how to make honeycomb. Sometimes also called honeycomb toffee or hokey-pokey (try saying that three times and see if you don’t end up smiling like a crazy person), it’s a crispy candy that’s all bubbles and caramelised sugar and crunch and just… fun.

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HOW TO: ALUMINIUM FREE HOMEMADE BAKING POWDER (and why you really want to make and use it)

Has your baking ever come out of the oven a weird greenish purple colour? Or has it ever had a strange metallic taste? Then read on! This super-easy formula for aluminium-free homemade baking powder works just as well as the store-bought version. However, it gives you the peace of mind both when it comes to the appearance and taste of your baking, and to your health.

This post is the first in what will eventually become a compilation of “top secret” (but not really) tips and tricks that will make your life (at least when it comes to cooking and baking) so much easier. All posts in this series can be found here (or under the “How To’s” category in the recipe index).

Aluminium Free Homemade Baking Powder - This super-easy formula for aluminium-free homemade baking powder works just as well as the store-bought version. Moreover, it gives you the peace of mind both when it comes to the appearance and taste of your baking, and to your health.

Let me tell you a little story (or you can just skip to the bottom of the post to read the important bit, the aluminium free homemade baking powder formula – but the middle part is informative, and well… you can amuse yourself with a baking failure story).

It all started with a craving for cupcakes. Not just any old cupcakes, though. Raspberry cupcakes. Specifically, cupcakes with the (strained and deseeded, for nobody likes suspiciously crunchy cupcakes or a chipped tooth) raspberry puree mixed into the batter. Because, honestly, simply mixing the whole raspberries into the cupcakes is so predictable, done-before, and way too likely to succeed. Why not complicate things? Makes it so much more interesting.

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