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Nigella's Hokey Pokey/ Honeycomb

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Found the recipe :P the BBC food site has a forum and someone had posted with a request for the recipe



100g Caster sugar

4 Tablespoons Syrup

1 & 1/2 Tablespoons Bicarb



chocobo can you remember how to make it? I think it went like this


Mix sugar and syrup. Heat, shake pan do not stir. add bicarb and whisk. Pour onto baking sheet and leave to cool.

Smash with a hammer and eat all the honeycomb yourself.


You could make little pieces of Crunchie if it was covered in chocolate :D:D:D



Edited because of unforgivable spelling mistakes :roll:

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I made some from a similar recipe last week - I dropped the spoon in it just as i was about to pour it onto greased paper..... and then the phone rang :roll: .


We had to remove set honeycomb from around the spoon but it was still lovely, and so easy to make. I used it in home-made ice cream (well, a little bit of it went in the ice-cream :oops: )

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. I used it in home-made ice cream (well, a little bit of it went in the ice-cream :oops: )


I saw Nigella for the first time the other night, don't think I will watch her again, but the honeycomb did look so easy to make.

Just I wouldn't want to eat it straight, too much sugar! But with ice-cream! That sounds good.

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I have just had a go a making this, sounded so yummy!


I went a bit wrong though and it looks right but is a soft toffee constancy. I have just had great fun eating half a try it's really nice. But I would like to be able to break it up as it's supposed to be.


I am guessing I have not heated it enough. I went by the method posted on here and just let it boil for a few minutes.


So how hot or how do I know when its ready for the bicarb to be added?


I want to go and make some more. :wink::roll: It's sooo nice even if it went wrong.


Thank you everyone.

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I attempted Hokey Pokey! Let's just say it was very sticky.


I think I left it in the pan too long once I'd added the bicarb and I managed to pour it out onto the greaseproof and it didn't set. I managed to get it off the greaseproof when it was a bit more solid but with great difficulty. I then put it on the cooling rack and when I came into the kitchen this morning I found it had seeped through the holes in the rack and stuck itself to the sides. We managed to get it off and put it into food waste! It was very funny, but a bit of a problem to clean off!

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Here's the one I used Liz....


2 tbsp Golden Syrup

5 tbsp Sugar

1tsp Bicarb. of Soda


Heat the sugar and syrup gently in a pan until melted, then boil for 3 - 4 minutes until a deep golden colour.


Remove from heat and stir in the bicarb.


Immediately, pour onto baking parchment (or greased paper) on a baking sheet to set.


Break into pieces.

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i used this one


4 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons golden syrup




1. Bring the sugar and the golden syrup to the boil, slowly stirring all the time.

2. Boil for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Remove from heat and add soda.

4. Stir in quickly until it froths and pour at once into a greased tin.

5. Break up when cold.

6. Store in an airtight tin.


and thats it



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I had a choccy craving - so went on lifeline online & made these!!!!

I have to say I am very impressed! You could fool a few people with these, they would never believe that they are diet food!


Ferrero Rocher alternative: Crumble 8 Scan Bran (slimming worlds own) / 4 ryvita into a bowl and mix in 1 tbsp water, 4 level tbsp Nutella and 1 level tbsp syrup. Divide into little bun cases (sweet cases)and leave in the fridge to set. Makes 20 delicious treats for just 1 Syn each! Good enough to share (if you can bear to!)




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