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Christmas Gifting – Honeycomb

Christmas is around the corner and homemade Christmas gifts are a great cost-saving and a way to show you care. Here’s a recipe for Honeycomb made in the Thermomix and the cost saving you can have compared to buying it.

Whether you call it honeycomb, hokey pokey or cinder toffee, this Thermomix recipe is amazing.


  • 1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda, sifted
  • 300 g white sugar
  • 1080 g water
  • 20 g honey or golden syrup
  • 50 g vinegar


  1. To guarantee the success of recipes using Sugar Stages, please follow the exact quantity and description for all ingredients. The recipe should also be cooked immediately after placing the sugar with the other ingredients in the mixing bowl.
  2. Line a square cake tin (18 x 18 cm) with baking paper (paper should be approx. 5 cm higher than the tin – see Tips) and place on a heat-resistant surface.
  3. Sift bicarbonate of soda and set aside. Place sugar, 80 g water and honey into mixing bowl and start Sugar Stages without measuring cup.
  4. Immediately add reserved bicarbonate of soda around the blades and quickly stir with spatula until mixture foams up, taking care not to over mix. Transfer immediately into prepared cake tin. Using spatula, remove any mixture from the mixing bowl rim to be able to close the lid correctly for pre-cleaning.
  5. Place 1000 g water and vinegar into mixing bowl and start Pre-clean.
  6. Allow to cool completely to room temperature and break into pieces. Store in a sealable container at room temperature (see Tip). Use as required.

Hints & Tips

  • This lovely treat looks similar to real honeycomb. Bicarbonate of soda is the secret to achieving an airy texture. Stirring it in at the last minute is the reason for its namesake appearance. Honey is used to flavour the caramel. Honeycomb is great to decorate with and it is also good added to other desserts. Break the honeycomb into pieces or crush it and sprinkle over ice cream, for example.
  • Honeycomb cannot be left out in the open for an extended length of time, as it will draw moisture from the air and become sticky. Store in snap lock bags or wrap in plastic wrap and place into a sealable container for up to a week. However it is best eaten soon after it is made. Dipping honeycomb pieces into melted chocolate helps extend shelf-life by a few days.
  • Extending the baking paper up the sides of the cake tin encourages the honeycomb to rise.

Nutrition per 1 portion

  • Calories 445.3 kJ / 106.3 kcal
  • Protein 0 g
  • Carbohydrates2 6.2 g
  • Fat 0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0 g
  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sodium 830.4 mg

Get this recipe on Cookidoo

Christmas Gifting – Florentines

Christmas is around the corner and homemade Christmas gifts are a great cost-saving and a way to show you care. Here’s a recipe for Florentines made in the Thermomix and the cost-saving you can have compared to buying it.

A Florentine biscuit is a sweet pastry of nuts and fruit. Florentines are made of nuts and candied cherries mixed with sugar melted together with butter and honey, cooked in an oven.


  • 50 g pistachio nuts, unsalted, shelled
  • 30 g walnut halves
  • 75 g unsalted butter, diced
  • 75 g Demerara sugar
  • 15 g double cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 30 g dried cherries, halved, quartered if large
  • 60 g mixed candied peel
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 60 g flaked almonds
  • 150 g dark chocolate, small pieces or callets


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Place pistachios and walnuts in mixing bowl then chop 3 sec/speed 7. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Place butter, sugar, cream and salt in mixing bowl then melt 3 min/Varoma/speed 1.
  4. Add cherries, candied peel, cranberries, almonds and reserved chopped nuts then mix 10 sec/reverse/speed 3.
  5. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture (approx. 20 g each) into a ball using hands, place on prepared trays and flatten out as much as possible, leaving 5 cm between each to spread. Bake for 8-10 minutes (180°C) until golden then leave on tray to cool completely. Meanwhile, clean and thoroughly dry mixing bowl.
  6. Place chocolate in mixing bowl, grate 5 sec/speed 8 then melt 4 min/50°C/speed 2.
  7. Spread chocolate evenly over one side of each florentine and leave to set completely (see tip). Store in an airtight container until needed.

Hints & Tips

  • Florentines often have a wavy pattern on the chocolate. If desired, once chocolate is firm enough to hold its shape (30-60 minutes), use a fork to draw wavy lines across the chocolate.

Nutrition per 1 piece

  • Calories 531 kJ / 127 kcal
  • Protein 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates 12 g
  • Fat 9 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Fibre 1.5 g
  • Sodium 12 mg

Get recipes on Cookidoo here,

Christmas Gift Ideas: Thermomix Friend

Thinking of buying a Christmas gift for someone who has everything, including a Thermomix, then let me introduce you to the Thermomix Friend.

When paired with your Thermomix TM6 or Thermomix TM5, the Thermomix Friend helps you simultaneously prepare multiple courses or even split a recipe into two to cater to varying tastes or dietary requirements. Think of curry in your Thermomix and rice in your Thermomix Friend, or splitting a sauce recipe to make Puttanesca Sauce in one and Tomato sauce in the other.

The Thermomix Friend is connected via Bluetooth to your Thermomix and the on-screen instructions tell you exactly when to transfer bowls of ingredients from one device to the other. The result is everything is prepared on time and cooked to perfection.

It isn’t a Thermomix replacement.  The Thermomix Friend can be used alongside the Thermomix TM5 and Thermomix TM6 using blue-tooth and guided cooking, but it does not replace a Thermomix. But if you have a Thermomix TM5 or Thermomix TM6 and need more capacity, then I think it’s great.

Many clients ask me what accessories they can buy once they are in love with their Thermomixes, and this one is a nice-add on. It’s a nice-to-have, rather than a must-have. However, at the price points, especially if you have a second bowl, the Thermomix Solo is an ideal gift under the tree.

The beauty of our new Hitachi finance, that you can also finance this Thermomix Friend Solo purchase on finance and spread the payments over 12, 24, and 36 months. Give me a call at 07977 563537 or send me an email and I’ll help you

If it’s one payment, then you can purchase using this link below. Please do add my name as the Advisor name in the box >>> you basically start typing ANK and it should come up. This will link you to me as a customer so I can up and then I can follow up with you. As soon as your order is complete, I get a copy invoice so I know it’s gone through and then will send a follow-up email on how to set it up, etc.

Contact me on email:, or text or WhatsApp me on 07977 563537 if you would like more information or place your order. 

Chocolate Coconut Body Scrub

Chocolate Body Scrub

Want to make an awesome gift this holiday season? This Chocolate Coconut Body Scrub takes ingredients you likely already have on hand in your kitchen and turns them into a deliciously scented body scrub that leaves your skin moisturized and smooth. It uses only 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make and is a great, inexpensive gift for the holiday season! I have been leaving my jar next to my kitchen sink and it’s a game-changer! Soft, moisturized, exfoliated skin!

As the winter creeps upon us, this means dry skin season, especially if you live in a cool climate like the UK. I’ve purchased store-bought sugar scrubs from the likes of Champneys before and loved them, but remember how easy and cheap they are to make yourself.

Most people know that coconut oil is a good moisturizer for your skin but when coupled with an exfoliant, in this case, one found in your store cupboard, it turns into a magical homemade body scrub. All you need is 5 minutes, 4 ingredients for this Chocolate Coconut Body Scrub.

This also makes a great gift to give during the holiday season, or really any time of year! The recipe makes enough for about 1 large mason jar (or 2-4 smaller ones) but can easily be doubled or tripled to give away to all your friends and family. Just put on a cute label with instructions on how to use and bring with you as an easy and inexpensive hostess gift or secret Santa!

And YES this is edible! But we don’t recommend this for anything other than a body scrub, though it certainly smells super tasty. Honestly, we love this body scrub so much that we plan to make some different variations in the near future to share with you as well. I’ll be posting more this week, so look out for them.

Disclaimer – Thermomix® is a cooking appliance intended to be only used for food preparation.

However, the recipes here are using food ingredients – sugar, spices, coconut oil, food colouring etc. which I do cook with so I am happy to make ‘beauty’ products using my Thermomix. I also have multiple TM bowls, so I can safely use separate bowls for making these without any cross-contamination. If in any doubt, don’t make them.