Honeycomb is really fun to make. I love how you transform the caramel to honeycomb with the addition of the bicarbonate of soda. It's really fun when it bubbles up and you feel like your in a science lab! This is a really great recipe to do with kids with some supervision of course as the caramel is hot and bubbly.TOP TIPS - Be really patient when making the caramel. Don't turn the heat too high and make sure you wait until it reaches a nice rich amber colour. As soon as this happens remove from the heat really quickly and add the bicarbonate of soda. Again mix really quick and transfer to a lined tray as soon as its mixed.This recipe makes quite a lot but it will keep well if stored wrapped in parchment paper.I used honey in this recipe but you can also use golden syrup. I also used a 9 inch square cake tin but you can use any heat proof dish.
- Hob, deep pot, metal spoon, tin/heat proof dish, parchment paper
- 200 g caster sugar
- 100 g honey
- 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Prepare your 9/10 inch square tin by lining it with parchment paper.
- Weigh the ingredients
- Place the honey and sugar in a deep pot
- Turn the hob to a low heat and begin to heat the mixture. You need to heat it like this until the sugar dissolves - be patient. If you heat it too fast it can burn.
- When the sugar has dissolved turn to a medium heat and let it bubble.
- Let it continue to bubble until it changes colour to a rich golden colour. It will happen.
- Immediately remove it from the heat and add the bicarbonate of soda really quickly and stir in. You will see it froth up. Then quickly pour into your prepared tin.
- It will set within a few minutes and is ready to use straight away.
- Store it by wrapping it in the parchment paper that you used in the tin.