My father has just retired so in a bid to keep him out of the house my mother bought him a bee hive. In honour of their first crop I decided to do something with their glut of honey. Honeycomb seemed a sensible decision and so I found a recipe from the trusty Good Food Magazine. It was surprisingly easy to make and tastes like a glorified Crunchie bar. It may not be suitable to feed to the very young or very old as it might glue their teeth together/destroy dentures, but it will transform the lowliest of ice cream into a delectable delight:
- 200g caster sugar
- 4 tbsp clear honey
- 4 tbsp water
- 1tbsp bicarbonate soda
- Grease a baking tray with sunflower oil and line with baking parchment.
- Poor the sugar, honey and water into a pan. Gradually heat until the sugar dissolves.
- Once dissolved, bring to the boil.
- Using a sugar thermometer boil until it reaches 149 degrees centigrade (this takes about 15 mins but stay with it as it will suddenly get hot)
- Take off the heat and whisk in the bicarbonate of soda.
- Poor the fizzing mixture on the baking tray and leave to cool.
- Break up to required size
Directions for use: Snap it, wrap it, share it, enjoy it!