Ballymaloe House Hotel Located in East Cork


  • 400g caster sugar
  • 100ml honey (use local honey where possible)
  • 2 tablespoon liquid glucose (I use the same amount of powdered glucose if liquid is not available)
  • 11/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (sieved)


Home-made honeycomb is a real treat. Break into bite size pieces and dip in you favourite dark chocolate for the ultimate treat!

Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.

Place the sugar, glucose and honey in a heavy bottom saucepan with 100ml water.

Place the saucepan on a medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Once dissolved stir no more! Simple swirl the pot to ensure the mixture heats evenly. Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature. Allow the boiling sugar solution to reach 160°C in temperature; then quickly whisk in the bicarbonate of soda and tip the molten honeycomb onto the lined tray.

Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

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