Saturday, November 01, 2008

Hokey Pokey

So what is Hokey Pokey! Take a look below.


Beccy made this while I was staying with her; I managed to try a couple of pieces and I can see why it disappears as soon as it is made! It is really the home made version of a Crunchie bar and is so easy to make.

Recipe:
2 tablespoons golden syrup
4 tablespoons castor sugar
Mix in a pan then heat until it bubbles and is golden brown.
Take off heat and add 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
Pour onto non stick surface and leave to set.
When cold break and coat with choc. (if desired)

I'm sure Beccy will correct me if I've got this wrong!
If anyone tries it let me know if you liked it- I warn you it's not good for the waist line!!
Postscript: Beccy's comment-
I just want to reiterate that you stir the sugar and golden syrup before you heat it. Once you start heating it you are only allowed to shake the pan. According to Nigella this is the most important thing when making hokey pokey.

Also let it bubble for a bit, the trick is in stopping just before it burns. My first batch was a disaster (as are most peoples) but with a bit of practice I got the hang of it.


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15 Comments:

At 1/11/08 17:18, Blogger Pamela said...

from the looks of it.. I'd like to do the hokey pokey.

 
At 1/11/08 19:11, Anonymous swampy said...

"You do the Hokey Pokey...and you turn yourself around...and you mail it to Dear Swampy... that's what it's all about !"

 
At 1/11/08 19:43, Blogger Sally said...

Yum... I love crunchie!

 
At 1/11/08 21:38, Blogger Team Gherkin said...

I can hear the sound of arteries slamming shut across the globe as a result of this awesome sweet! YEAH! :D

 
At 1/11/08 22:28, Blogger Rantz said...

I'm going to have to try that one - today, perhaps.

 
At 1/11/08 23:15, Blogger Steffi said...

Thank you for sharing it,Chris!I will try it out!

 
At 2/11/08 01:59, Blogger Beckie said...

Yummo!

 
At 2/11/08 04:27, Anonymous Kila said...

Mmmm, that looks so yummy! :) Do you have to dance while eating them? ;)

 
At 2/11/08 08:39, Blogger Beccy said...

I just want to reiterate that you stir the sugar and golden syrup before you heat it. Once you start heating it you are only allowed to shake the pan. According to Nigella this is the most important thing when making hokey pokey.

Also let it bubble for a bit, the trick is in stopping just before it burns. My first batch was a disaster (as are most peoples) but with a bit of practice I got the hang of it.

 
At 2/11/08 10:54, Blogger gemmak said...

Ohhhh...yum! I think we used to make that when we were kids but we called it 'cinder toffee' if my memory serves me...which it may well not do! ;o)

 
At 2/11/08 14:05, Blogger ChrisB said...

swampy I've emailed you the recipe.

mal it's deadly!!

rantz you will be hooked once you try it :)

steffi hope the girls enjoy it.

kila dancing might help with the calories-but not much :)

gemmak yes you are right I remember it as cinder toffee now you've reminded me.

 
At 2/11/08 14:22, Blogger Sam said...

I used to make that all the time when I was a kid - remember the mess in your kitchen?

 
At 2/11/08 17:44, Blogger ChrisB said...

sam now you have reminded me I think I do recall but why is that Beccy makes no mess at all!!

 
At 3/11/08 08:38, Blogger Beccy said...

I wondered that as well mum when I read Sam's comment!

 
At 4/11/08 20:43, Blogger Sam said...

cos she is older. i wouldn't make a mess now

 

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