This is a simple and rustic little candy recipe from an Australian cookbook. I often have problems making candy, but this recipe is quite easy to follow!
(From The Keeyuga Cookery Book, found in Possum Pie, Beetroot Beer And Lamingtons: Australian Family Recipes 1868-1950)
Mr.Man and I both liked this candy a lot! It had a really nice taste, from the honey I think. It was ridiculously easy too – I mean, three ingredients, come on! It was a little bit messy, but it only dirtied 2 dishes, a spoon, and a measuring cup, so that’s okay. The candy was chewy when warm and hardened up when cool. So please, PLEASE do not bite these balls! Take it from me, it is not fun. These candies are for sucking on!
Honey Balls (1911)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter
- Butter a plate or two, or use parchment paper.
- In a small saucepan, melt together the honey, sugar, and butter. Boil for a few minutes, until it sets on a buttered plate. Let the candy cool for a few minutes and either scoop out and roll into balls or drop small amounts on the buttered plates, let cool, and roll into balls when you won’t burn your hands. They will stay pliable for a while.
- Let the balls cool and harden before eating.
Adapted from: The Keeyuga Cookery Book (1911), found in Possum Pie, Beetroot Beer And Lamingtons: Australian Family Recipes 1868-1950.