This post is about the sweets, not the contents of a beehive. Since harvesting honey from my bees’ honeycomb my mind has been busy thinking of ways to use it. Being a tragic junk food junkie, my first thoughts ran towards lollies. Could anything be better than honeycomb? I pulled out an old recipe and gave it a go with my very own backyard honey.
Here’s my super simple honeycomb recipe:
1) Stir constantly, heat over a medium heat (it will boil):
– 1 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup honey
– 1 Tablespoon butter
2) Add 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and stir (it will froth up dramatically – this is where the air in your comb comes from).
3) Pour onto a lined (or greased) baking tray.
4) Let cool for 30 minutes then break into chunks.
5) If desired (who wouldn’t desire it?) melt your favourite chocolate in a double boiler and roll chunks of comb into chocolate.
6) Set on wax paper or similar until cool.
7) Store honeycomb in an airtight container. It absorbs moisture from the air and gets chewy pretty quickly. The chocolate coating stops this from happening as well as adds a great taste.
Never, never, never tell your dentist you eat this stuff. It’s crumbly but does stick to your teeth. My advice is that after eating a good-sized serving of delicious honeycomb you should brush your teeth, floss and then go back for seconds. Who wants to taste of toothpaste when you can taste of honey 🙂
damn if I lived round the corner I’d be straight round! xxx
I’d have to make another batch. You don’t think this one lasted do you? I took it over to friends. One said “it’s a Crunchie” and another declared it “like Violet Crumble but better”. Which, as everyone who lives in Australia knows, is high praise. It also means there are no leftovers.
Yum Laura! Looks so so delicious – feeling the urge to get on a plane! I want to keep bees so much so that I can make honeycomb from their honey! yum!
Yeah, people talk about the healing properties of honey, for me it’s all about the yummy treats 🙂
YUMMM!! I’ve missed tons of your posts. I wonder how I can keep up? The reader isn’t as effective as I thought…Found this image…you may get a kick out of it.
That’s hysterical. Do you think she knows where it belongs?
I’ve had problems with the reader as well – missing people’s posts. Every once in a while I go and check “blogs I follow” and then edit the list and find that some that were “instantly” have magically become “never”. A gremlin lives out there somewhere.
Anyway, glad you’re back!
I think I need to use the email alert option on some of the blogs…that might help…
I totally rely on email alert – I’m just too lazy to go into the reader after my morning email check.
I’ll third the comments about the Reader and the email alerts. But I do have to take some of the blame, as I have been quite busy and haven’t had the time to do all my blog reading. ANyway, great post. Might try it as a Thanksgiving treat. Do you celebrate?
I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. I know a lot of American Expats do but it generally slips by without any fanfare in my house. Too busy planning an overindulgent Christmas dinner which is so inappropriate in the summer heat I suppose 🙂
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