National Honey Month

September 4, 2012 (CHICAGO)

They get fresh honey right from the rooftop to make a variety of dishes and dessert.

Sous chef Valeria Benner shares how to make the popular honeycomb brittle.

Recipe for honeycomb brittle:
Half cup white sugar

3 tb honey

2 tsp baking soda

1 pinch cinnamon


-Cook Honey and sugar on medium heat until it reaches 300 degrees or hard-crack stage.

-Watch carefully and do not allow to get darker than a light to medium amber. If it starts getting dark quickly, turn down the heat to slow down the process.

-Remove from heat, mix the spice into the baking soda and then add to the candy mixture.

-Spread onto wax paper and allow to cool completely.

-Crack into piece and enjoy on ice cream or by itself.

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