Cracking up and honeycomb

19th February  

This was the text message I received on Monday afternoon from my husband, after a week of many hospital visits for everyone in our family.  I am on crutches after my lovely few days away in the Lakes...

I have been to the osteopath.  He has confirmed I have a bad back.  How is your foot?  I was reflecting that if we took bits of my, your, our daughter and our sons bodies we could combine them to produce a fully functioning person.  Granted that person would have 8 legs, 8 arms, 4 breasts and several bottoms but think how fast they could run and other things they could do... Anyway gotta go, time is money X

That pretty much sums up life in our household at the moment, but you mustn't let things get you down.  So what did we do today?  We made honeycomb and delicious it was too.  Very quick, very naughty and a great pick me up...

Keep stirring to avoid burning


You will need:
♥  100g caster sugar
♥  4 tbsp. golden syrup
♥  1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
chocolate ~ optional

1  Line and grease a baking tray, I used a square 20 cm one, but it doesn't really matter

2  Mix sugar and syrup in a heavy based saucepan on a low heat, stirring all the time.  Make sure the mixture is fully dissolved and has gently simmered for a few minutes after fully dissolving.

3  Take off the heat and stir in the bicarbonate of soda with a wooden spoon.  do this quickly BUT be careful as the bicarbonate creates the bubble and so the mixture will fizz and expand,

4  Quickly pour this mixture into the prepared baking tray, it cools rapidly, so do not hang around.

5  Allow the honeycomb to set at room temperature.

6  When hard smash the honeycomb into pieces.

7  As an optional extra, you can melt chocolate and stir into the pieces of honeycomb for extra naughtiness!

Mixture beginning to simmer

Mixture begins to froth when
the bicarbonate is added

Quickly transfer to a baking tray

Bubbles are created by the
bicarbonate reaction to the mixture

Hardened honeycomb!

Honeycomb ready to eat
♥  Make, eat and enjoy! ♥


  1. OMG that looks too divine for words. Having been given a clean bill of health this week at the dentist after much poking and prodding, I will try hard to resist the temptation to make it.
    I love the fact your combined person would have a very specific number of arms, legs and boobs yet several bottoms! x

    1. I laughed at the non specific number too! Glad you have a clean bill of health from the dentist. Give these a go. They're yummy

  2. Sorry to hear that you are having so many ickies, I hope that all will be well very soon for you all. Making your honeycomb was probably very good for all of your souls, a bit of golden sunshine cheer! xx

  3. Hope everyones on the mend again, soon, honeycomb sounds like a pretty good plan to me I bet it tasted even better.
    Clare x

    1. We are not grumbling Clare and all I am sure will be well soon. Thank you x

  4. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your aches. I'm sending you some warm sunshine from California to speed up your recovery :)

    1. Now that I would love. Ahh dreaming about Calafornian sunshine. Thank you x


I will always read all comments and will try to reply but it may take me a couple of days, do please pop back and lets get a conversation going...