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Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Zosherooney » January 31st, 2012, 6:08 pm

I have a yearning for the above and wondered if any of you have a T&T recipe or any hints and tips ?

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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Fiona » January 31st, 2012, 6:21 pm

I would love to make this too but have never tried....looks fun to make with DD!

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Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Zosherooney » January 31st, 2012, 7:01 pm

2nd Attempt of posting, dunno what happened to the first one..........?

I have a yearning to make/eat some of this, do any of you learned peeps have a T&T recipe or any hints and tips ?

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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby jamesandkatherina » January 31st, 2012, 7:26 pm

Zosh

Kathy doe's, this give me an hour or 24 and I will post her recipe
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby slimpersoninside » January 31st, 2012, 7:27 pm

I've used Nigella's recipe and it worked fine.

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/hokey-pokey-36
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Zosherooney » January 31st, 2012, 7:28 pm

Cheers J & K, will wait with baited breath !

Just found my original post ! On the kitchen bit - silly old tart ! :oops: :oops:
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby tezza » January 31st, 2012, 7:35 pm

I have seen this made on TV and it looks dead simple with minimal ingredients. This write up is quite interesting and the recipe sounds about right to me.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/ ... der-toffee
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Grasshopper » January 31st, 2012, 8:08 pm

Mmmmmm - cinder toffee.....................................



WANT SOME NOW!!!!!!! :chops:

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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Riocaz » January 31st, 2012, 10:00 pm

The topic was moved to "The Kitchen" Zosh. I've merged the two together now.

If you can't find a post there is a link to "View your posts" In the 2nd blue line below the forum logo, and also the "Search" function in the top right.
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby BelgianBlue » January 31st, 2012, 11:24 pm

I saw Lorraine Pascale do this. It looked very easy - I think the trick is to pour the mixture out of the saucepan as soon as you add the bicarbonate of soda - don't hang around even for a few seconds or it will become too hard - just pour immediately. If you look on Utube you'll find a video as well - IMO always very helpful.
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Zosherooney » February 1st, 2012, 10:38 am

Thanks everyone,

Sorry Rio, I'll consider myself in the corner with the pointy cap with the D on it !!!
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby frenchcheesequeen » February 1st, 2012, 9:15 pm

I love cinder toffee - I think I tried to make it once back in the 70's and remember a horrendous pan cleaning which took about a week. These days I buy it when I see it. Oddly enough I am not that keen on Crunchie bars. Mind you, I am not that keen on cheap chocolate so that probably explains it.

Do please report back if you make some.
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby suffolk » February 1st, 2012, 9:23 pm

In the days when I ate such things, Crunchie bars were my favourites, but I had to bite the chocolate covering off each chunk and eat that first, so that I then had a chunk of unadulterated cinder toffee (and chocolatey fingers and face :oops: )!
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Riocaz » February 2nd, 2012, 11:57 am

Zosherooney wrote:Sorry Rio, I'll consider myself in the corner with the pointy cap with the D on it !!!


Nothing to be sorry or to sit in the corner about Zosh, normally when I move a topic it leaves a shadow topic (pointer) behind in the original forum. For some reason it didn't with the first one, and did with the 2nd. The logs don't indicate it was deleted so I'm assuming it just didn't get created for some reason.
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby jamesandkatherina » February 2nd, 2012, 3:22 pm

this is the one that Kathy uses, she has it written down when she told me I googled it she reckons it is foolproof and 100% successful

http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/7425/hon ... syrup.aspx
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Zosherooney » February 2nd, 2012, 3:30 pm

Many thanks. Tomorrows task is cinder toffee, bought sugar today. Any hints about the pan I use, I read somewhere that it knackers the pan and it takes ages to clean ?

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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby jamesandkatherina » February 2nd, 2012, 3:35 pm

Zosherooney wrote:Many thanks. Tomorrows task is cinder toffee, bought sugar today. Any hints about the pan I use, I read somewhere that it knackers the pan and it takes ages to clean ?

Zosh

Instructions from Kathy................. put pan into hot soapy water the moment after pouring mixture and wash up straight away.
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Seatallan » February 2nd, 2012, 5:19 pm

I used to make gallons of it when I was a child. Drove my mum mad as I invariably overdid the bicarb (because I liked the bit when it foamed) and covered every available surface with molten lava (which, of course, was rock hard by the time she tried to prize it off). I had a children's cook book- forget what it was called but it involved a dog and a mouse and you cooked along with them- which looking back on it, was full of recipes involving molten sugar and other potential A&E type hazards. I loved it!
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Lokelani » February 2nd, 2012, 5:48 pm

I remember this never working when Mum tried to make it & it's put me off trying. I love the stuff though so am going to try some of these recipes. :D

Perhaps it's a bit like caramel, when washing up you need it still hot to melt off or it sets solid. I think if it does that the rescue then is to add water & warm it on the hob so it melts into the water.
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby PatsyMFagan » February 5th, 2012, 5:56 pm

I fancy making this, but don't have golden syrup. I don't really want to buy a tin just for this, so could I substitute honey instead do you think?
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby suffolk » February 5th, 2012, 6:16 pm

It won't taste the same Patsy, really it won't :( . You can get golden syrup in squeezy jars now, and it keeps for ever, so I'd get some if I were you, then you can have Honeycomb this week, and Thunder and Lightening next week :oops: :chops: "One variation on a cream tea is called "Thunder and Lightning" which consists of a round of bread, topped with clotted cream and golden syrup...." Wikipedia
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby frenchcheesequeen » February 5th, 2012, 7:56 pm

Nonsense - Thunder and Lightning is black treacle!
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby suffolk » February 5th, 2012, 8:07 pm

I understand there are a variety of views on that subject Carol - I've even heard someone claim it's made with honey! When I had it as a child on Dartmoor (at Widdecombe) it was definitely Golden Syrup :chops:
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby PatsyMFagan » February 5th, 2012, 9:32 pm

frenchcheesequeen wrote:Nonsense - Thunder and Lightning is black treacle!


Now black treacle I HAVE got ! :lol:

Edited to add that this isn't going to do my diet any good at all. I have been fighting the cravings for something sweet all day - must be all this snow ................. ;)
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Luca » February 7th, 2012, 9:21 pm

Just made some - Nigella's recipe. Simplicity itself. Delicious - although through entirely and totally my fault I let it cook a tad too long so it was rather more golden than I would have wanted and had a very slight overcooked taste. Leave it to go light golden and get it off the heat at once! Err on the side of caution.

Cleaning pan was easy. Hot water. Soap - wipe and rinse. No elbow grease involved. The whole process is quick, clean and simple and a total breeze. Far too quick in fact as it will be very tempting to make more often than is good for my teeth or figure! :D
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Zosherooney » February 8th, 2012, 8:03 pm

I must get round to giving this a go.................Too many other things seem to be popping up and taking my attention.........
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Zosherooney » November 28th, 2017, 7:19 pm

I was thumbing thru' a supermarket magazine earlier and it called for honeycomb for the topping...... I really will get around to making some this week !!!!!!! I am still a cinder toffee virgin...... How did I ever find the time to be gainfully employed ????

I have just read back through this whole thread...... so lovely to see words from FCQ and Mr. Eyepatch :cry:
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 29th, 2017, 6:01 am

A blast from the past! I remember this post!

Love honeycomb so maybe will add this to my to-do-soon list!
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Zosherooney » November 29th, 2017, 1:39 pm

OK, followed recipe and greased a glass dish and poured volcano mass into it, left it in the garage to cool. Now I can't get it out, it is rock hard and has concreted itself to the glass dish. Have tried leavering it out with the point of a knife but it is not having any of it.... Any ideas out there ?????
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 29th, 2017, 3:35 pm

Palette knife warmed in hot water? Just guessing!

Hope you get if out soon!
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby suffolk » November 29th, 2017, 5:23 pm

Leaving to soak in hot water and Fairy dishwasher tablets are supposed to sort that sort of stuff out

and next time line the dish with http://www.lakeland.co.uk/5571/Magic-Re ... -33cm-x-1m

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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby scullion » November 29th, 2017, 6:34 pm

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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Seatallan » November 29th, 2017, 6:38 pm

Chisel (and spoon to scoop up chiseled bits to eat as you go). :D :hug:
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby StokeySue » November 29th, 2017, 9:28 pm

I think the hot wet knife would be a good attempt
It's only sugar - if you can't get it out usable, at least boiling or very hot water will clean th dish (I doubt soap or detergent will make much difference)
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Zosherooney » November 30th, 2017, 1:15 pm

Boiled a kettle of water and poured it into one of my oven tins and then put the glass dish of volcano stuff into the hot water, the mass released gradually and it is now sulking on a sheet of plastic. :twisted:
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Herbidacious » November 30th, 2017, 1:22 pm

Have you tried any yet?
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby StokeySue » November 30th, 2017, 1:28 pm

That's just what I'd have done Zosh
My tap water is stupidly hot and I'm always amazed how easy the clean up is after icing etc.
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Zosherooney » December 1st, 2017, 12:16 am

Herb, it's a tad soft but Mr. Z. has an irritated throat and says that is is soothing when left to melt in his mouth, it has saved me shelling out for his 'fix' of Lidl sweets this week.... :lol:

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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby miss mouse » December 5th, 2017, 3:31 pm

Inspired by this thread I plan to make Mary Berry honeycomb ice cream for Thursday evening.

http://www.countrywives.co.uk/honeycomb-ice-cream/

Several almost identical recipes all say 'Freeze overnight'. Can it stay frozen longer? Any obvious pitfalls in the recipe?

All tips and warnings appreciated.
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby Suelle » December 5th, 2017, 3:45 pm

miss mouse wrote:Inspired by this thread I plan to make Mary Berry honeycomb ice cream for Thursday evening.

http://www.countrywives.co.uk/honeycomb-ice-cream/

Several almost identical recipes all say 'Freeze overnight'. Can it stay frozen longer? Any obvious pitfalls in the recipe?

All tips and warnings appreciated.


I think the honeycomb will dissolve if the ice cream is kept for too long.
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby miss mouse » December 5th, 2017, 4:56 pm

Thanks, that was what I suspected, useful to know that I am not alone.
None of the recipes from different sources said so and all said 'freeze overnight'. Strange not to warn people I think. It was also strange that they were identical. Hmm.
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby StokeySue » December 5th, 2017, 5:34 pm

Miss mouse there's a repeated wording in Indian recipes that tell you to cut up your aubergines and "sprinkle with a 1/4 teaspoon of salt to draw out the bitter juices"

I suspect that a 1/4 teaspoon is neither here nor there but I have wondered that so many recipes give the identical slightly bonkers instruction!
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Re: Honeycomb/Cinder Toffee

Postby miss mouse » December 5th, 2017, 5:43 pm

Ah yes, 'The mystery bitter juices' which no longer exist thanks to better cultivars. Apparently now it is to reduce the liquid so that less oil is absorbed. Don't blame me, I merely repeat what I hear/read. Doesn't the water race back in when the salt is washed off?

StokeySue wrote:I suspect that a 1/4 teaspoon is neither here nor there but I have wondered that so many recipes give the identical slightly bonkers instruction!


Indeed. Highly dubious.
To progress the advancement of science I will keep some for more than overnight and report the outcome.
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