Cooking with pure honey
Honey adds delicious sweetness and flavour to sweet and savoury foods and has a great affinity with yogurt and ice cream. When used as a marinade, it imparts a lovely glossy finish.
If you are using honey by the tablespoon, heat the spoon first and the honey will slide off easily.
If measuring in a cup, grease the cup first.
For larger amounts, weigh the mixing bowl and note its weight, then pour in honey until it is the required weight.
Using honey instead of sugar
Honey is sweeter than sugar, so prepare yourself to use less honey, weight for weight, when cooking than you would if using sugar alone.
Honey is a liquid and a preservative at the same time. You will need one fifth less liquid in your baking.
Reduce the oven temperature, for example: if a cake would normally be baked at 180৹C, lower the temperature to 170৹C.
After so many requests at our honey tasting day at Donges SUPA IGA here is the recipe for our goat cheese with honeyed fruits & nuts. Enjoy
Goat Cheese with honeyed fruit & nuts
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup chopped dried dates
1 ring of dried pineapple, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup honey
300gm goat cheese
1. Mix all of the fruits and nuts together with honey in a small bowl.
2. Place goat cheese on serving platter and spoon fruit and nut mixture on top and around the cheese.
3. Serve with crackers, toasted baguette or your dipper of choice.
Honey & Cheese platter
Honey & cheese, what an awesome combination.
Most popular combination at a recent wine & cheese night was a Tasmanian triple cream Brie with honeycomb, served on a wafer cracker.
Other combinations to try are:
Tasmanian triple cream Brie with pecans and drizzled with our Eucalyptus Snowgum honey.
Gruyere with chopped walnuts & our cold infused Ginger & Lemon raw honey.
Blue cheese with Ironbark raw honey.
Honey Spiced Cakes
2 large dessertspoons honey
215g SR flour
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and honey.
Add dry ingredients alternately with the milk.
Bake in patty pans for 10 - 15 minutes in a moderate oven.