Homemade honeycomb toffee, cinder toffee or sponge toffee recipe is a marvelously crunchy, bubbly toffee that can be processed and used in numerous desserts as a flavor enhancer or decor. Whacked in chunks and dipped into chocolate, it is a present that your family and friends will love!
Honeycomb can be used in numerous desserts as a decor, you can also process it coarsely of more finely and use it as a flavor enhancer in ice creams, muffins, cupcakes, etc. If you are going to use processed honeycomb into your baking, it's better to process it on demand and use it immediately as it tends to get sticky rather fast!
Honeycomb is very easy to make, about 20 minutes and only 4 ingredients.
250g Light Corn Syrup
250g granulated white sugar
3 tbsp. honey
3 tsp baking soda, sifted
Line a 9 inch (23 cm) baking pan or brownie mold with aluminum foil, let foil overlap the sides of baking pan and spray it lightly with non-stick vegetable oil, or butter it
In a medium sized saucepan (do not use a small pan) over medium high heat, add the light corn syrup, honey and sugar, stir well to dissolve the sugar and bring to boil, stirring from time to time with a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula
Once the caramel starts to boil, cover the saucepan with a lid for about one minute to allow the sides of the pan to wash themselves down and dissolve any sugar crystals
Then remove lid and clamp a candy thermometer to the side of the pan, making sure it does not touch the bottom of the pan, cook until the mixture reaches 300°F (150°C), about 15 to 20 minutes
Remove from heat and immediately stir in the sifted baking soda (the honeycomb will puff up) stirring until it is all well incorporated
Immediately pour the honeycomb into your baking sheet as evenly as possible, don't pour the caramel in one large blob but pour it all over the sheet, do not touch until completely cooled!
Put baking pan onto a cooling rack and let cool completely (about 1/2 hour)
Break/whack into pieces
Optional (but so delicious): melt some dark chocolate and dip as many pieces as you like
Process it coarsely or finely to add to ice creams, my favorite, or to decorate pastries and cakes. Note that if you process it, you will need to use it immediately or depending on how hot your kitchen is, honeycomb cristals will quickly become sticky
Store in an airtight container to prevent the brittle from becoming sticky
Store in your refrigerator for up to two weeks
To clean up your saucepan and spatula, don’t worry, it’s very easy: boil some water, pour into your saucepan and wait about 5 minutes, the caramel will completely melt and you will be able to effortlessly clean your saucepan
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