- Preparation and cooking time
- plus cooling
- Makes a 20cm sheet of honeycomb
- butter , for the tin
- 200g golden caster sugar
- 5 tbsp golden syrup
- 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 150g dark or milk chocolate , broken into chunks
- STEP 1
Butter a 20cm square tin. Mix the sugar and golden syrup in a deep saucepan over a gentle heat until the sugar has melted. Try not to let the mixture bubble until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- STEP 2
Turn up the heat a little and simmer until you have an amber coloured caramel (this won’t take long). To test if it’s ready, turn off the heat and drop a little into a glass of very cold water. If it forms a hard ball, it’s ready. If not, turn the heat back on and cook a little more. Then, as quickly as you can, turn off the heat, tip in the bicarb and beat with a wooden spoon until it’s disappeared and the mixture is foaming. Scrape into the tin immediately – be careful, the mixture will be very hot.
- STEP 3
Leave the honeycomb in the tin for 1 hr-1 hr 30 mins until hard (it will continue to bubble).
- STEP 4
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl over a pan of just simmering water.
- STEP 5
Snap the honeycomb into chunks and dip half of each piece into the chocolate. Drizzle with any remaining chocolate and a pinch of sea salt, if you like. Leave to set in the fridge for 1 hr.