Cinder toffee/honeycomb

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Wendy

Cinder toffee/honeycomb

I was hoping to make some cinder toffee but the recipe calls for golden syrup and as that (as well as many other things!) is not available here could I use honey instead?

Thanks

Wendy

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Kayb

Cinder/honeycomb toffee

If you can't get golden syrup I believe, from what I have seen on one of the American cookery programs, that you can substitute corn syrup - I would use the darker one. Maple syrup would be too 'thin' I think.
Karen

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Wendy

Karen

I've been shopping today and can't get corn syrup, I also looked at maple syrup but that was 10 euro for 250 ml bottle, rather dear for an experiment! What I might do using Dolores' recipe is halve the quantities but using honey and see what happens.

Wendy

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Kayb

Substitute for Corn Syrup

Hi Wendy, I've just dug out a substitute for corn syrup which might help. 1 cup sugar + 1/4 cup water, bring to boil and keep simmering until fairly thick - this is supposed to be the equivalent of 1 cup corn syrup; it is a bit 'thinner' than golden syrup - I would use brown or molasses sugar for the darker syrup.
Karen

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honeycomb

I have used runny honey for honeycomb, and regularly use it in place of golden syrup in other recipes.

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Wendy

Honeycomb :(

I made the honeycomb using honey. it was a bit of a failure inasmuch as the tin was too big so it was rather thin and I cooked it for too long and had just started to burn so it tasted rather bitter. The upside is I know what size pan to use without it overflowing and I have a smaller tin. The best bit is I can now impress my 9-year old grandson who is rather fed-up with making cupcakes! (Why does he only want to make sweet things?)

Thanks for the recipe for corn syrup it is now noted in a cookery book.

I use honey to make ginger biscuits and would dearly like to make flapjacks but can't the oats!

Wendy

 
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