Wednesday, December 15, 2010

honeycomb brittle

Today's recipe is soooooo easy you're going to laugh.

Okay, I first saw this recipe fro "honeycomb brittle" in my Hoiliday issue of Martha Stewart Living and I knew I had to make it. It reminds me of Crunchie Bars... if you've never had a Crunchie Bar, I highly recommend you locate some!

RECIPE for honeycomb brittle:

Makes 1 sheet (about 9 by 11 inches)
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
Coat a 12-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or butter. Bring sugar, honey, and water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-high. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees. Remove from heat, and whisk in baking soda until combined and mixture bubbles. Gently pour mixture onto baking sheet without spreading. Let cool. Break into pieces.

Baking soda is the secret to achieving an airy texture. Whisking it in at the last minute gives the brittle its namesake appearance (you're going to feel like Willy Wonka here!).

Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

I ended up making 2 batches because it was so easy and fun!

PS. Here's a Crunchie Bar (so so good!)

I think next time I make these I am going to lay down melted chocolate on the sheet pan before I pour the honeycomb brittle on, it'll be a DIY Crunchie Bar---- YUM!!!!!!