The boyfriend has insisted that I cover his earlier cock up by announcing that he is now Heston Blumenthal.
Nigella’s Recipe is:
100g Caster Sugar
4 Tablespoons of Golden Syrup
1 and half tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
Boyf says 2 tsp of soda and 2 tablespoons of syrup works better and indeed, I am eating some very light, crispy, tasty cinder toffee (hokey pokey). I must also add that this is third attempt.
So Nigella makes honey comb or “hokey pokey” on her show tonight.
Ooh great says the boyf, let me go out and buy some caster sugar and golden syrup right now so we can make it (yes we are THAT greedy). He follows Nigella’s instructions to a T and what happens?
Well firstly, when Nigella makes things she chucks it in with abandon. It works. When you are at home FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS it doesn’t work so well Boyf tried, bless him. We end up with a plate of the stickiest gloopy mess ever. Its not light light a crunchie bar, its heavy, its like tar.
Just whack it I say, whack it with something. Sure, he says whacking it with a pan. Like you do. CRACK! goes my family heirloom* plate – because that’s what people do, make honey comb on a non greased ceramic plate.
So now I’m here at 1am sucking on solid golden syrup that fizzles because of the over use of bicarbonate of soda on half of a plate. Boyfriend has a genius idea that he will melt the solution down in the microwave so we can sit there and eat the mixture…your on your own, chubby I say.
Oh Nigella. This isn’t the first time I’ve followed one of her recipes and its gone Pete Tong. I urge you all to try her recipes out before serving it to your boss at a dinner party or a potential date.
I’m also watching the new Indian Jones – boy it’s lame. I don’t see the appeal of Sheila Booth**, do you girls? He looks like the bottom half of his face stopped forming. Please, no comparisons to The Bale and his funny mouth.
*It wasn’t really a heirloom, it was 59p from Ikea, but still.
** Shia Le Bouf