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. NOTE: This recipe gives one 9 x 12 inch sheet of honeycomb.
1/2tbsp(4 g) bicarbonate of soda (a.k.a. baking soda)
5/8cups(130 g) caster sugar
1/4cup(75 g) honey or golden syrup for vegan version
Line a baking tray with greaseproof/baking paper.
Sift the bicarbonate of soda.
In a large pot, heat the sugar, honey (or golden syrup) and salt until the mixture reaches 295 ºF (145 ºC), stirring it with a spatula to ensure even caramelisation. The mixture will turn a deep golden colour.
Turn off the heat and immediately mix in the bicarbonate of soda. The mixture will bubble/foam quite a bit. Continue stirring the mixture until the bicarbonate of soda is completely dissolved.
Pour the honeycomb mixture onto the prepared baking tray.
Allow the honeycomb to cool completely before breaking it up and storing it in an airtight container.
The honeycomb keeps well in a cool dry place for about a week, but it tends to absorb moisture from air, so it may lose some of its crispness and turn a bit sticky. (A wonderful excuse to "make it disappear"...)
Recipe by The Loopy Whisk (www.theloopywhisk.com).