A simple recipe but one that can easily go wrong. Follow this simple recipe for great results every time.



200g Caster sugar

75g Golden syrup

50ml Coldwater

10g Bicarbonate of soda


Line a 20cm loaf or square tin with baking paper. Mix the caster sugar, golden syrup & water in a deep pan, place over a low heat and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Turn up the heat and bring it to a boil. From this point on try not to stir or disturb the pan as this could cause the sugar to crystalize. Boil until the temperature reaches 146ºC, if you do not have a temperature probe the colour will be a dark golden amber.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the bicarbonate of soda. Be careful the mixture is extremely hot at this point. Tip straight into the lined tin and watch rise. Leave to cool for at least 1 hour before touching, break into chunks, and store in an airtight container.

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