Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Honeycomb Candy

Honey is a wonderful thing - so delicious, there's just nothing else like it.  I love using it as an ingredient in my cooking and baking.  This light and crispy candy is a great example - it's simply bursting with honey flavor.  
As candy goes, this one is simple.  It doesn't take long to make and requires very few ingredients.  The recipe is adapted from one I found at Playing With Fire and Water.
This candy, with its interesting and intriguing texture, and honey-sweet flavor, is just delectable.  Give it a try!

Honeycomb Candy
Adapted from Playing With Fire and Water

1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cups sugar
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp water

1.  Get ready a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Very lightly spray the paper with oil.  Set aside.  Premeasure the baking soda and set it aside along with a whisk (you will need fast access to complete the candy).

2.  Stir the sugar, honey, and water together in a small saucepan set over medium-high heat.  Bring the mixture to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium-low.

3.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to 301°.  Remove the pan from the heat.

4.  Immediately whisk in the baking soda - just until incorporated, do not overmix or you will deflate the candy.

5.  Quickly pour the candy onto the prepared baking sheet.  Do not spread or touch the candy - any movement can cause it to deflate.

6.  Let the candy cool until lukewarm (10-15 minutes).  Break it into pieces.  Serve or place the candy directly into an airtight container.

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