Honeycomb is a fun and simple Amuse-Bouche that is full of flavour, light and delicious . It is also a great addition to many dessert recipes like waffles, ice cream or sprinkled on top of a berry crumble. Perfect little treat to go with your coffee and tea at the end of you meal or you can also package them to give them as presents to your friend or family!!!
- 300g caster sugar
- 1 cup water, about 250ml
- 3 tablespoon baking soda
- 200g dark chocolate
- Dried lavender flower, or dried edible flowers
- 20ml rosewater
- Line a deep stainless steel bowl with baking paper.
- Place the sugar and water into a saucepan and stir to dissolve the sugar. Clean the side of the saucepan with a pastry brush and a little bit of water, to prevent the sugar from crystallising.
- Bring the sugar to the boil and cook it until it become slightly brown, you only want a pale caramel.
- Take it of the heat, put the saucepan next to the stainless steel bowl, and pour the baking soda in the caramel while whisking very quickly , Do not whisk for too long, only a few seconds. Once you add the baking soda it will rise very quickly a little like a volcano!
- Pour the honeycomb in the bowl as soon as you stop whisking and leave to cool down completely. It should become hard pretty quickly.
- In the meantime, break down the chocolate in a stainless steel bowl and melt it over a bain-marie.
- Break the honeycomb into big chunks, dip half of them into the chocolate and the flowers. Leave the chocolate cool down so it hardens and they are ready to be served!