Crisis - was off to a friends for supper and had spent such a lovely day having lunch and pedicures with my mum that I'd completely forgotten to get anything to take to them... panic not. While the Mumma was getting ready to go out I made some hokey pokey which is another name for honeycomb and then thank god for my Lakeland obsession because it meant I had a little plastic bag and ribbon to put it in.
Really simple easy recipe and much nicer than shop bough chocolates.
100g caster sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
You need a baking tray with some reusable baking paper or greased tin foil on it. This isn't for cooking this is for pouring the hokey pokey onto to set.
1. Put the caster sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan and while it's still off the heat, stir it around to mix it together a bit.
2. Put the pan on a high-ish heat and DO NOT STIR. Just watch it for about 3-5 minutes - it should all melt together and then when all the sugar has gone and it is bubbling and darkish brown (maple syrup colour) remove from the heat and whisk in the bicarbonate of soda. It will all whooosh up but that's what it's supposed to do.
3. Tip this onto the prepared baking tray and leave to set - about 20 minutes. Then break it up by hand, rather than with a rolling pin, and put into it's receptacle.