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Homemade Honeycomb

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by davesmith, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever tried to make it?

    I am on my third attempt and it doesn't go hard and crunchy, just like a laffy taffy [​IMG]

    I have used this recipe twice:

    http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/chefs/gordon-ramsay/greek-yoghurt-with-honeycomb-recipe

    and this recipe once:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/honeycomb-candy-recipe/index.html

    I put the sugar in the pan, add water, then when it has melted the honey and corn syrup. how long do i have to wait before it goes that golden color? it seems to take forever. then the baking powder (which never seems to mix in properly and i'm left with lumps) then i pour it out wait a few minutes then stick it in the fridge

    what am i doing wrong?
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  2. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Well-Known Member

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    You're trying to make honeycomb. That job is for the bees.
     
  3. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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  4. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Well-Known Member

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    :stirpot:
     
  5. tweedydon

    tweedydon Well-Known Member

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    I've used a different method*:

    1) Buy a beehive.

    2) Buy and install a swarm of bees.

    3) Wait.

    4) Collect honeycomb in second year.

    So far, things are going well! :)

    *Not recommended for apartment dwellers.
     
  6. LordWanker

    LordWanker Well-Known Member

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    It appears that you're adding the baking soda too early, the liquid needs to be @300F.
     

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