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Honeycomb Recipe

Honeycomb Toffee - The Easy Recipe

Sponge toffee, or honeycomb toffee, is a sweet that looks exactly like honeycomb. Discover the original step-by-step recipe to prepare this delicious treat.

29 November, 2021
Average: 3.3 (6 votes)

serves for



Cane sugar
300 g
Golden syrup
150 ml
Bicarbonate of soda
Half a teaspoon

Honeycomb toffee is an English dessert that is both hard and crumbly at the same time. Being very sweet, honeycomb is also perfect for crumbling over puddings, mousse and panna cotta.

Honeycomb is traditionally prepared with golden syrup, a vegan syrup which is very similar to honey and made with sugar, water and lemon juice. You can find it in well-stocked shops, or replace it with honey or maple syrup. Here is the recipe.

Step 01

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Heat the sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan and mix. Once the ingredients are dissolved, a sort of syrup will form. Cook for 6 minutes over high heat, stirring.

Step 02

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Meanwhile, grease a pan well.

Step 03

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Turn off the heat and add the baking soda, stirring well with a wooden spoon.

Step 04

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Pour the mixture into the pan and let it cool.

Step 05

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Once cold, break up the honeycomb and serve.


Cooked caramel is very hot and may form bubbles on its surface with the addition of baking soda. Try to resist touching it to prevent the bubbles from bursting.



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Claudia Concas

Born in Milan on a hot summer’s night in July 1983, Claudia Concas developed a keen interest in good food from childhood: the kitchen has always been her fav