Sunday, November 4, 2012

Scottish Recipes - Puff Candy

Puff Candy

A sweet honeycomb, brittle, crumbly and crunchy treat

Puff Candy

Its funny to me that in Scotland we don't really use the word "candy" all that much.

Candy in Scotland is known as Sweeties. "Can I get a packet of sweeties Mum"?

Puff Candy is sold in a chocolate bar form in Britain, otherwise known as a Crunchie

I googled Puff Candy and it goes by many names around the world like Cinder Toffee, Honeycomb Toffee, Hokey Pokey, Sponge Candy and Sea Foam, who knew it went by so many titles, something I didn't know

By no means is this healthy, but its oh so good, the sugar content is off the charts, like many things us Scots munch on

This is fun to make, its a bit like a science project, who knew that something could expand like this

When you add in the soda it foams and expands, very interesting

You will need

4 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp Golden Syrup (can also use Corn Syrup)
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda (Baking Soda)


Ingredients


  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil to grease
Lined baking tray

  • In a medium saucepan, add the sugar and syrup and stir well and place on a low heat
Sugar and Syrup

  • Leave alone to melt and form a sugary liquid (stir occasionally until blended)
Liquid

  • Once blended, leave on a simmer where you see small bubbles constantly, DO NOT STIR, leave like this for 5 minutes, it will darken and appear burnt (its not)
Liquid bubbling

  • Remove from heat and add the soda, mix in using a whisk, it will expand

  • Pour onto the parchment paper and leave to cool and set
Puff candy

  • Once cooled, hit with a rolling pin to break into pieces
Puff candy

  • Enjoy
Puff candy
Puff Candy
Ice Cream topped with Puff Candy

You can enjoy Puff Candy just as it is or crush the Puff Candy up as an ice cream or dessert topping. 

Another great way to enjoy this treat is to dip in chocolate (this is like the Crunchie chocolate bar mention earlier)

Angela

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20 comments:

  1. I need to make this with my grand kids. Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That Monday"
    Marcie

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  2. Ooh, this looks so good. I went to Ireland when I was 16 and crunchie was my favorite candy that I tried there. I will most definitely be trying this. Thanks!

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  3. Oh my sugary goodness does this look good! I can only imagine how good it would be with the chocolate coating. Yum! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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  4. This looks amazing! I need some of it right now!
    I would love to have you share this or any other recipe of yours at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with the chance to get a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame! Here is the link:
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/11/wednesday-extravaganza-3.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  5. You realize that this is peanut brittle without the peanuts:) I love peanut brittle and I am sure this would be great also

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  6. This looks so yummy. Normally I try to keep my sugar consumption down, but we're heading into the Holidays, and I think I will give this recipe a try!

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  7. I have to try this! I think I have had it covered in chocolate. Pretty sure what I am remembering was called sponge candy.

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  8. I think I've had something like this before- it was a Cadbury candy from the UK called Honeycomb I think? It was good! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's Meatless Monday :)

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  9. Angela,
    This looks super yummy. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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  10. it kind of looks like peanut brittle without the peanuts. is it?

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    1. You are the second person to say this, I am not sure. I know that the peanut brittle i know from Scotland is more like brittle toffee rather than the honeycomb melt in you mouth stuff that is Puff Candy, the peanut brittle recipe I have uses butter as an extra ingredient also.

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  11. I've always wondered about how to make it. I have it pinned now so thanks!

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  12. I think I'll make this tomorrow. I'm really loving your blog!!

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    1. Thanks Patricia, will you make some for your Father?

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  13. Thanks for posting this. I was trying to explain Puff Candy to a colleague here in California, so now I can make him some! There's also an Australian candy bar very similar the the UK Crunchie, the Violet Crumble. Both are sometimes available at Cost Plus.

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  14. Just about to make some of this and a few other Scottish treats for Burn's night this weekend but just want to comment this is not anything like peanut brittle!

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    1. I completely agree ! I mean where are the peanuts ;)

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  15. What size of tin is this meant to fill ? ��

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  16. What size of tin is this meant to fill ? 🙄

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    1. It doesn't really fill the tin it simply gets scraped out of the pot and left to set before breaking it into bite sized pieces. I used s regular 6x10 baking tray

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