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Old 08-29-2006, 12:52 AM   #1
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Hokey Pokey

Im pretty sure most of the world has not sampled the delights of Hokey Pokey ( unless you have another name for it!) so here is a recipe.
Just make sure you use a large heavy based pan as the mixture does froth considerably, and be careful the bottom does not catch especially over gas.

5 Tbsps White Sugar
2 Tbsps Golden Syrup ( use hot spoon)
1 Tsp Baking Soda

Put sugar and syrup in pan. Heat gently, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and cook until mixture just starts to boil. Stir if necessary to prevent burning. Take off heat and add baking soda. Stir quickly until mix froths up. Pour into a buttered tin immediately.
When cold and hard, break into pieces. Eat as is or:

I like to chocolate dip chunks of this, I fold crushed ( not too fine) pieces through vanilla icecream and leave in freezer a few days so that the HP melts a little. ( Hokey Pokey icecream is NZ's favourite) And one of NZ's most beloved candy bar is the Crunchie, made of HP and choc coated.

Will post a wonderful HP muffin recipe in the right forum.


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Old 08-29-2006, 12:54 AM   #2
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Never heard of it,
but as I was reading, I was forced to put my right foot in and shake it all about.......

Seriously though, that sounds yummy!!!
Good thing I've got golden syrup in the pantry!

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Old 08-29-2006, 06:20 AM   #3
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New Zealand to English translation, lol, from the daughter of a New Zealander! Hokey Pokey is what in UK we call "honey comb" when we talk about sweets/candy rather than actual honey comb, just as Lynan says...the inside of a crunchie bar!

Lynan, perhaps you can help me, when I tried it it came out bitter and I could taste the Bicarb Soda to easily, what do you think I did wrong?
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:22 AM   #4
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Oh yes, Lynan, I should tell you what I REALLY miss are chocolate fish..with the pink marshmallow insides, but even more than that: PINEAPPLE CHUNKS!
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:31 AM   #5
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I'm with Jkath - have never eaten it, but have danced it...and that's what it's all about. ;)
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:14 AM   #6
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Sounds like something we call rock candy.
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:24 AM   #7
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We call it puff candy in Scotland. Every mother learns how to make it in order to send it into school for a cake/biscuit/sweetie sale day!
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:27 AM   #8
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We call it honeycomb in Australia too but I am quite sure I have seen hokey pokey icecream in the shops here. So I am not sure what that is all about!
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:31 AM   #9
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I think I may have had this in a candy bar...I think I brought it from England.

Is it a white hard candy with lots of tiny holes in it?
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:34 AM   #10
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It has lots of hole but is sort of yellow...sometimes quite dark gold.

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