Chocolate honeycomb

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  • Serves 6 - 8 people

This is great dipped in extra chocolate, or crumbled over ice-cream. When you cook the mixture, it's really important to keep stirring when it's getting close to the right temperature lest the cocoa burn, and you'll need an accurate sugar thermometer. This honeycomb stores well in an airtight container in the freezer. Humidity makes this sweet treat sticky so it's best made on a cool, dry day.

  • 8 gm (1 heaped tsp) bicarbonate of soda
  • 165 gm caster sugar
  • 60 gm liquid glucose
  • 60 gm honey
  • 8 gm (1 heaped tsp) Dutch-process cocoa, sieved
  • Melted dark chocolate (60%-68% cocoa solids), to serve
01   Sieve bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and set aside. Line a deep-sided 15cm x 20cm metal tray with baking paper and set aside.
02   Bring sugar, glucose, honey, cocoa and 60ml water to the boil, stirring to dissolve sugar, then boil, swirling pan occasionally at first and stirring occasionally towards the end of cooking to prevent burning on the base, until mixture reaches 150C on a sugar thermometer (8-12 minutes; hard crack stage). Sprinkle with bicarbonate of soda (be careful, hot mixture will puff up), swirl pan quickly to combine and immediately pour into prepared tray, then stand without touching until cooled (10-15 minutes). Break into pieces and dip in chocolate, cooling in fridge to set. Honeycomb is best on the day it’s made, but freezes well.

Topics:

CHOCOLATE, AUTUMN, HONEY, MODERN AUSTRALIAN, DESSERT, FEATURE

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES , LISA FEATHERBY

Photography:

WILLIAM MEPPEM

Styling:

CLAIRE DELMAR

FEATURED IN

Mar 2016

Mar 2016

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