Baking

5 Days of Cookies

In the Christmas Carol “12 Days of Christmas” on the 5th day, 5 golden rings were given. So today, I felt it would be appropriate to dawn on you a golden, honey colored treat – honeycomb! Not only is the color fitting on the 5th day, but the cooking process of this treat is rather exciting. So if you are up for an experiment, PLEASE, I am begging you, to try this recipe!

The honeycomb candy is a candy that has the texture of a brittle, but the appearance of well, a honeycomb with tons of tiny little air pockets throughout it. The air is produced from a reaction of the baking soda with the hot syrup. When baking soda is added to hot syrup, carbon dioxide is produced. The air gets trapped in the mixture, creating a fun, whimsical candy. This same reaction occurs when a cake is baked, allowing the product to rise.

Honeycomb

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp baking soda

Instructions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, OR if you don’t have a silicone baking mat, use parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup and honey and set in a medium sauce pan on high heat. Cook until mixture reaches 300F according to a candy thermometer. DO NOT STIR THE MIXTURE. Once it reaches 300F, remove it from the heat and immediately stir in 1 Tbsp baking soda. BE PREPARED, THE MIXTURE RISES DRAMATICALLY. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheet.
  3. Allow to cool about 2 hours. Then break apart into pieces.

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