Yellowman is an Irish version of honeycomb or cinder toffee. As far as my research went I did not find that the recipe differed, there are simply different names for a similar product.
I made my own yellowman, then crushed it up into vanilla cookies, a few chocolate chunks were added. just because!
Yellowman and chocolate cookies
(Makes ~ 20)
150g caster sugar, white us best
45g golden syrup
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
125g butter (I use lactose free alternative)
100g golden caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla paste
250g self raising flour
50g of milk chocolate, chopped
First make the yellowman, begin by lightly oil a baking sheet. Place the caster sugar and golden syrup into a pan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. Do not stir but swirl the pan occasionally. When a lovely golden caramel colour remove from the heat and whisk in the bicarbonate of soda, the more whisking the lighter the yellowman will be. Tip onto the greased sheet and leave to cool.
Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and preheat the oven to 160C/140C FAN . Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together. Add the eggs one at a time and beat the mixture until thoroughly combined. Add the flour and chocolate it the bowl, weigh out 100g of your cold yellowman and crush/ break into the bowl.
Drop heaped teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Once golden remove from the oven, allow to cool on the sheets for a minute or two then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
The yellowman cooks down to a chewy toffee like substance in the cookies. Mark seemed very pleased with them, I do not think I will get away with making them only once for this challenge.
The leftover yellowman could be used for other baking endeavours, that is if it does not get eaten by 'helpful' kitchen assistants.