Friday, April 15, 2011

Vegan Honeycomb!


Damn! I loved honeycomb covered in chocolate. Vanilla honeycomb ice cream was my favourite type. Up until now I have lamented over these foods but not anymore!

I try to stay away from buying confectionery these days as you just don't know what is in it. They often contain so many preservatives made from god knows what. The only way to entirely know what is in your food is to make it yourself, right? So, I'm not claiming that this honeycomb is healthy but it is a far better alternative to buying the pre-made stuff. Oh, and it's delicious!

Time: To cook, about ten minutes. Overnight to set.
Feeds: Quite a few, really.

Ingredients:
  • Half a cup of raw sugar (Get ready for that sugar hit!).
  • 2 Tablespoons of rice syrup (or you can use golden syrup).
  • 1 and a half teaspoons of bicarbonate soda.
Method:

In a saucepan over low heat, add the sugar and syrup. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon while it melts. Be careful! This really hurts if you get it on your skin.
It will turn into a syrup. You'll know that its ready by dripping a small amount into a glass of cold water. If it solidifies, we're ready to add the bicarb. This next part needs to be done quite quickly.
Turn off the heat and add the bicarbonate soda, stirring the whole time.
Pour this mixture into a greased pan/dish, about 15x15 centimeters or 6x6 inches wide. I used one that was 10x20 cm.
Allow the mixture to set, preferably overnight. If you are in a particularly humid part of the world, you may wish to leave it in the fridge to set, as the weather can really effect the mixture.
Once the mixture has set, take out of the pan and either cut with a knife or break into shards.
Cover with chocolate, add it to vegan ice cream or eat as is.



Enjoy! xx

2 comments:

  1. Amazing.
    Definitely trying it for my next vegan dinner party!

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  2. Really good, took 7 minutes!

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