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Chocolate and Pistachio Honeycomb

RECIPE

This recipe for Chocolate and Pistachio Honeycomb has been reproduced courtesy of Walnut Grove Cooking Vacations run by chefs Maynard Harvey and Emerson Farrar . . . two modern chefs who use the freshest ingredients with an emphasis on distinct flavours and clean, meticulous presentation.

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Chocolate and Pistachio Honeycomb

Ingredients

2 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp baking soda
75g dark chocolate
1 tbsp chopped pistachio nuts

Method

  • In a small saucepan melt the sugar and golden syrup and boil until it is a light caramel colour.

  • Remove from heat and add the baking soda, whisking to ensure there are no lumps of soda. The mixture will froth up.

  • Pour mixture onto a baking mat and leave to cool.

  • Melt chocolate in a bain marie (put chocolate in a bowl on top of a saucepan of boiling water) then pour over the cold honeycomb.

  • Sprinkle the chopped pistachio nuts onto the chocolate while it is still melted so that it sticks to the chocolate. When the chocolate is set break into pieces and eat!
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Needs to be made an hour or so before you want to eat it. It will keep in an airtight container for up to a day.

Can be used as a petit four, or as a sweet treat when you need one. Can also be folded into a dessert at the last minute, but it will melt so if you do this it does need to be done just before you are going to eat it.

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