Need something fun to entertain the kids these school holidays? Why not get them in the kitchen and make some fun and crunchy Mānuka Honeycomb.
I loved making this as a kid, and watching the magic happen, when you add the bicarb and watch it bubble and froth like a golden magic potion.
This is a super quick and fun recipe, and even more fun to eat!
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar (or try coconut sugar for a refined sugar free version)
- 1/2 cup Kai Ora Manuka Honey
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
This recipe comes together very quickly, so gather all of your ingredients and supplies first.
Line a baking pan with baking paper and have it nearby. A silicon spatula also comes in handy to spread the finished mixture.
In a medium size pot heat sugar and Mānuka honey. You can stir gently with the spatula to ensure even caramelisation.
Bring to a boil and wait until its a rich golden colour, this takes around 3 minutes. You can also use a candy thermometer to measure the temp of the mixture, it should get to 150 celsius.
Remove from heat and carefully add the baking soda, whisking immediately
The mixture will foam up and create a fluffy texture.
Carefully pour mixture in to the lined pan, and use silicone spatula to spread.
Allow to cool for 2 hours then get the kids to break it into pieces.
It's important to store the honeycomb in an airtight container, and place in a cool, dry cupboard, as the moisture in the air can set in and make it less crispy.