Contributed by a Helen. Thanks for sending this in!
This is a favorite Kiwi recipe for a delicious sweet treat. In the U.S. We call it peanut brittle as we add about a cups worth of raw peanuts when the baking soda is added. You can try that as well but in New Zealand we like it just fine without the peanuts.
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
(or corn syrup, although it won't be true hokey pokey... look in specialty shops for real golden syrup)
- 1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
- Bring sugar and golden syrup to the boil slowly in a large heavy saucepan, stirring all the time as it will burn easily.
- After it starts to foam up, simmer gently over a very low heat for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally and still watching it carefully.
- Remove from heat and add baking soda quickly until it foams up and pour at once into a greased pan or onto a piece of aluminium foil with the edges turned up.
- Break it into bits when cold and store in air-tight jars.
TIP -Be sure to save all the crumbles so that you can top your ice cream with them to make Hokey Pokey Ice-cream.