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Tuesday
Aug032010

Hokey Pokey

Who wants to make something delicious?  Easy?  Delicious AND easy?  You there!  Yes you!  Come on down and let's chat about a little something called hokey pokey...

Yes the name is ridiculous.  But let's forget about that.  Focus on the delicious and easy part.

Really easy.  See these three ingredients?

That's all you need.  Yes we're serious.  Can we even call this a recipe? 

Ok good because we are.

You must make this ridiculously named stuff now.  You have the ingredients.  Go check.  We'll wait...

It's crunchy.  And chewy.  And is a rather fabulous addition to a bowl of ice cream.  Or a bowl of melted chocolate.  Or that morning bowl of Cheerios.  Go on, add some in...we won't tell.

Oooh and plus, there's this marvelously satisfying part of the "recipe" when you get to shatter this lovely, glossy pancake of sugar into a million little pieces. 

Maybe it was a rough day.  We won't judge.  But hokey pokey helps with rough days.  Just saying.

Hokey Pokey
Adapted from Nigella Lawson

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1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

In a small saucepan off the heat, combine the sugar and corn syrup and stir together.  Place over medium high heat.  Do not stir.  Allow the sugar and corn syrup to melt together and begin to bubble and darken - about 3-5 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and immediately whisk in the baking soda.  The mixture will bubble and turn light gold.  Quickly pour the mixture onto a piece of parchment paper.

Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes, then break up into shards and enjoy.

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Reader Comments (4)

What a fun recipe! I love how simple this is. Although I'd proably want to go and complicate it by adding something like nuts or dried fruit.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie@Cozydelicious

I'm not quite sure what it is, but I want some!!!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChef Dennis

I'm not entirely sure what I would do with that, but I think I'd like to make some and try to figure it out.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarly

Thank you SO much for posting this with the step-by-step photos. I tried making this recipe from Nigella Exrpess a few months ago, and let's just say it ended up with me on the bed, crying. I want to try this again! I have some Lyle's Golden Syrup in my baking cabinet just WAITING for it!

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternewlywed

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