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