Dandelion honey 3 simple recipes
With its bright large yellow leaves, the dandelion can be found in very large numbers in meadows and fields. My last two reports were about the ingredients of dandelion, what effect the root has, etc. The dandelion can do much more, it can sweeten our breakfast already 🙂 You can make a delicious honey from dandelion in very simple steps.
What is dandelion honey?
Dandelion honey does not consist of pure nectar and pollen like honey, but is composed of lots of sugar and dandelion. I myself have not tried it yet, but it is supposed to taste similar to honey.
The basis for a honey from dandelion are the yellow flowers. You can easily collect the flowers, but not exactly on a busy road, or even on the side of the road, where every animal lifts its little leg.
Properties of the dandelion honey
Dandelion honey is said to have an intense strong flavor and taste similar to canola honey. It may sometimes be that the honey can taste a little bitter, this is due to the natural bitter substances.
Recipe 1 Basic recipe for dandelion honey.
Dandelion honey is somewhat complex to make, but is quite easy to make even for a layman.
- 200 grams of fresh dandelion flowers
- 1 liter of water
- 1 kilogram of sugar
- half a lemon
Put the dandelion flowers in a pot with a liter of water. Cover the pot and leave it for 2 hours so that the flowers can soak in the water.
After the 2 hours you bring the whole thing to a boil, importantly, both must then cool completely. The whole thing should be steeped overnight.
The next morning you can drain the flowers. Add the sugar and the lemon peel to the dandelion water. The whole thing is now brought to the boil again.
Before you bottle the finished dandelion, you should check the consistency on a plate. If the consistency after cooling is not what you expect, the whole thing must be boiled again,
Recipe 2 Dandelion honey without sugar
If you don’t want to use sugar, you can also use thick juice or gelling agents instead. In the preparation you proceed as recipe 1.
Recipe 3 Dandelion honey with curcuma
For a special kick on the tongue is the addition of curcuma.
- 3 hands of dandelion flowers, you can use the buds and stems here if you want.
- thumb-sized piece of ginger
- 1 kg cane sugar
- 2 tsp. turmeric
- 2 organic lemons peel and juice
- 1 liter of water
- 1 pinch of salt
Put the dandelion with the ginger in a pot with a liter of water. Allow to infuse for several hours. After that, bring it to a boil and add the rest of the ingredients. Again, as with recipe number 1, let everything cool overnight.
It continues the next morning.
The brew needs to be filtered, this is best done with a clean cotton cloth. Squeeze the cloth properly. After squeezing, bring the brew back to a boil. After boiling, the brew should continue to boil, but turn the heat down a bit. The broth is ready when it pulls threads, this can also times around hours.
Bottle dandelion honey
As with all homemade food, only sterilized jars are used. The jars must be dry and not too cold. Otherwise, you may find that the honey begins to crystallize when you fill it. To store it, it should be protected from light and heat.
If you keep everything in mind, the homemade dandelion honey will keep for a year.
Have fun making it and bon appétit