Prep 0 mins
Cook 25 mins
From Nigella Lawson's "Nigella Express" episode "On The Run". Makes a great hostess gift.
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 4 tablespoons golden syrup or 4 tablespoons dark corn syrup
- 1⁄2 tablespoon baking soda
- Stir sugar and syrup together in a cold pan. Put over medium-high heat; from this point, do NOT stir, but only swirl the pan. Cook until golden and thick, and bubbles are beginning to mount.
- Turn off heat and add baking soda. Whisk vigorously. Pour onto a silicone liner (Silpat) and let stand 15 minutes. Smash into large pieces.
Comes out perfectly on the first try. V. tasty over ice cream.
Works perfectly! I'd double the ingredients next time to make much more.... No trouble with over-foaming like other reviewers of hokey pokey/cinder toffee - but then again I used a tall sided pan. Found silicone paper ideal for lining the tray.