Mama’s Green Beans

My grandmother always used to cook green beans this way, and they always tasted absolutely delicious. I tend to cook more than I need because they’re also delicious cold as a salad. For 4 as a side dish 450g (1 lb) fine green beans (although any kind of green bean will do) 2 teaspoons dried […]

Honeycomb Toffee aka Cinder Toffee

Mum used to make this for Bonfire Night, she called it Cinder Toffee because it has an aerated texture like cinder breeze block. You’ll need a sugar thermometer. 225g (8oz) sugar Small pinch cream of tartar 1 tablespoon golden spoon 70ml (2½ fl oz) cold water ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon warm water […]