Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Cinder Toffee Disaster

Hard as nails in a black bin bag

This is my first attempt at making cinder toffee (honeycomb) as you can see it wasn't a success. For the recipe click here

Honeycomb (Cinder Toffee)

Fun and easy to make (Oh yes I had a good laugh)

8 oz golden syrup
12 oz granulated sugar
2 oz butter
1 teaspoon vinegar
4 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

I used honey instead of golden syrup for a healthier option, I forgot to add the water and I used olive oil instead of butter so no wonder I fucked up.

How it was suppose to look. Light, crisp, bubbly Mmmmm delicious!


  1. woah
    whats it supposed to look like? i want the recipe!

  2. A golden honeycomb crisp and light.

  3. what the hell is golden syrup?! fake maple syrup? U were grossed by my garlic knot recipe (which was indeed gross), but with all due respect this toffee thing (which may have been more appetizing if it hadn't been botched but vinegar and sugar? Ew-AH!) reassures me that I was in my right mind when I couldn't eat a bite of 75% of the rotten English food when I was there!

  4. Good work Elly Mae Clampett. If you make about a thousand more you can re-shingle your house. On the bright side you tried to make something new and failed but at least you now know what went wrong and how to fix it. I love failing.

  5. No tree sap in Golden syrup, it's a by-product of the sugar refining process, with a delicious light golden toffee flavour. The vinegar and the bicarbonate of soda react together so it forms a froth, then it sets into millions of bubbles, any taste of vinegar is neutralised. English rotten food! How very dare you, and hark at the pot calling the kettle. American food isn't exactly haute cuisine.

    If at first you don't suceed Ayem8y, then cheat. Buy some from the shops, and tell everyone you made it yourself.

  6. Ok so I don't know about cooking and that does sound very advanced and actually good.
    Hot dogs and hamburgers are gross. So is cheesy feet and spotted dick.
    I was walking a thin line making comments on you country's food I'm sorry.

  7. Sugar and vinegar is common in cooking and some baking. Sometimes olive oil in desserts can be interesting (ice cream! for real!) but I'll take butter over oil, any day.

    Otherwise honeycomb is just a lovely treat, especially covered in chocolate.

    Now I need a Crunchie bar.

    Oh, and Joe, do you have time to be baking? Aren't you late for group..uh, I mean a "pottery class?" LOL!

  8. i don't claim t know what i'm talking about yu are both right and i'm a tard with my foot in mouth. it wasn't coming from a hostile place just a dumb one and Mitz was right to read me. and i love how VERY dare you! you know men are used to crawling back on their knees for redemption.

  9. Shirley, It was a crunchie bar I was trying to achieve, but alas it wasn't to be.

    Reavis, cheesy feet and spotted dick. Where were you dining, at a kids tea-party? I've never eaten a hotdog or a hamburger in my life, so I can't comment on them. I admire people who speak their mind, even though I don't always like what they say.

    Joe, I have a salt-dough recipe for you if you want it, you can make some lovely object d'art with it, antiques of the future!

  10. Mit-zay - i'm relieved i've not been chopped. i thought i lost you. i hate nationalism and i live in nyc and am scared shitless of the rest of my country.
    i'm too polite and actually felt guilty about what i said to an obsessive extent. i did campaign for my point and got a written testimonial trashing english food from a British friend. then i made some messed up clip art of mine acting out about english food. the result - an inappropriate blog entry that will be out shortly entitled "Mitzi come back!" which will either make you shrug and shake your head at my tardedness or puff up your feathers and completely ignore me forever. i have such a way with people!