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 🙂