It’s ridiculous, I know. Two and a half (ish) years of recipe sharing under the name Fudgingood and not a single fudge recipe. It’s not that I don’t like fudge, it’s just that it’s not really terribly cullinarily (I love invented words) exciting, is it? It’s sweet with a uniform texture and the flavour is very samey. Then a friend asked me to make some additions for the sweetie table table at her wedding. She loves honeycomb and so boom – this was born. A nice contrast of soft and crunchy with the honeycomb adding depth to the chocolatey goodness. A definite winner.
- 200gm golden sugar
- 2 Tablespoons of Honey
- 3 Tablespoons of Golden Syrup
- 2 teaspoons of Bicarbonate of Soda
I must introduce my new favourite means of measuring out sticky substances, like peanut butter, treacle and syrups. This amazing plunger means that there is no scraping AND you never waste a single drop. Check them out here. So measure out your syrup and your honey. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the sugar in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the honey and sugar and, without stirring, bring to a boil. Once the sugar has completely dissolved, allow it to boil for a further two or three minutes until it is a glorious amber colour.
Quickly stir in the bicarb and pour into your preprepared tin and leave to set for about an hour or two. You can of course stop here and break off yummy bits of honeycomb OR you could move on to the next level.
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 cups golden sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup double cream
- 1/2 cup golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 200 grams dark chocolate
- your beautiful homemade honeycomb
Before you begin, you need to prep the following. Have a large baking tray, a large bowl and a wooden spoon and the container you want to set your fudge in ready. Once that’s all sorted out, chop your chocolate into small chunks.
Pour your mixture into a large bowl, add your vanilla and stir vigorously for about 4 to 6 minutes. You want your mixture to loose its shine and just start to thicken. Pour the mixture into the container you would like your fudge to set in.