We began by heating 2 Tablespoons of golden syrup and 5 Tablespoons of sugar in a pot.
The mixture fluffed up to a thick golden mixture which we quickly spooned onto pre-sprayed trays. It set really quickly so we had to be fast.
set in big dollops of rich golden toffee, and it looked and smelled delicious.
Barbara's group of Elliot, Izack and Adam had the greatest success with their hokey pokey, which when broken apart had large craters (holes) to show where the carbon dioxide was. Check it out!
The science behind Hokey Pokey:
When the golden syrup and sugar are heated it causes a reaction with the baking soda which creates carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is trapped in the heavier syrupy mixture which causes it to fluff up into the thick golden mixture. As it cools it sets into a firm solid.
Time to enjoy..... Mmmmmm.......