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Scottish Puff Candy

Cinder Toffee, Hokey Pokey, Honeycomb whatever you call it its sugar!
Course Dessert, sweet


  • 250 g of Caster Sugar Granulated can be used as well
  • 125 mls of Golden Syrup
  • 3 tsps of Bicarbonate of Soda


  • Line a large tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Add the sugar and Golden syrup to a large pot.
  • Stir the mixture together, try not to stir again until it is time to add the bicarbonate of soda.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer until the mixture turns golden brown, if you have a thermometer make sure you reach 150C. This should take about 3-5 mins.
  • Take off the heat immediately and add the bicarbonate of soda.
  • Ensure that the bicarbonate of soda is mixed into the mixture well.
  • The mixture will foam and rise, don't panic! this is why you picked a large pot.
  • Pour into your prepared tin and leave to set.
  • This could take a couple of hours.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, remove it from the tin and greaseproof paper and using a sharp knife, cut it into shards of sugary tastiness.
Keyword cinder toffee, dessert, hokey pokey, honeycomb, puff candy, scottish, sweet