How to make honeycomb

‘Thank crunchie it’s Friday’ seems the perfect phrase for today’s experiment as it involves learning how to make honeycomb.

How to make honeycomb

You will need:

100g of sugar

1 table of water

2 table spoons of golden syrup

1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

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The ingredients!

Method:

1. Put of the ingredients except the bicarbonate of soda into a saucepan and place on a low heat

2. Line a baking tray with silver foil.

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Makes thing easier to clean up!

3. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Raise the heat slightly so that it bubbles, and stir occasionally until you cannot feel any sugar at the bottom of the pan.

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No grainy sugar

4. Take off the heat.

5. Add bicarbonate of soda and stir!

5. Watch what happens – it should all froth up with bubbles in the pan

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Wow! Frothy!

6. Pour out into your baking tray (and dunk your pan straight into hot soapy water!)

7. Allow to cool. When solid smash into tasty treats – lovely crumbled as a topping on top of vanilla ice cream!

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Yummy honeycomb!

 

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The science bit

The bicarbonate of soda breaks down with heat to release carbon dioxide gas. The gas causes the sugar and syrup mixture froth and  bubble. The bubbles become trapped in the mixture and set there!

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There are 12 comments

  1. Clare

    Hi, just discovered you, and I’m very excited! A quick question: if I don’t have golden syrup (hard to get in Switzerland) what could I use instead?
    Thanks.

      1. seeherknit

        I wonder if this is like the hokey-pokey we came across while traveling in New Zealand? I can’t wait to try this.
        I’ve never seen golden syrup in the US before, but I haven’t looked. I have found a substitute at http://www.foodsubs.com/Syrups.html

        “Combine two parts light corn syrup plus one part molasses OR equal parts honey and corn syrup OR maple syrup (This is thinner, and not as sweet.) OR dark corn syrup (This is thinner and not as sweet as golden syrup. If you like, try reducing the corn syrup in a saucepan to thicken it.) OR light corn syrup (This is thinner and not as sweet or flavorful as golden syrup. If you like, try reducing the corn syrup in a saucepan to thicken it.) “

  2. would like to be a yummy mummy

    Well done for becoming a Mads finalist, you get my vote again. We have made honeycomb before once and really enjoyed it, you have made me think we should do it again…Poppy had great fun and I love the idea of something being scientific that you can eat with ice cream 🙂 xx

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