Sunday, 20 April 2014

Oh Honey, Honey

Yes, honey is made by bees.
Only by bees.
But still, I'll call this recipe Dandelion Honey, because it just is more like honey than a jam or jelly.

Dandelion Honey

200 dandelion blossoms
1L (~4 cups) water
1 lemon
1kg (2.2 lbs) sugar

 First, thoroughly wash your dandelions. You'll probably have quite a few creepy crawlies on there (I sure did)
Cut your lemon into thin slices (remove the seeds), and throw it into a pot, together with the flowers. Add the water, and boil for 15 minutes.
Leave over night or better yet, for 24 hours.
Remove the dandelions and lemons, put them on a cheesecloth or whatever you have handy (I used an old, but washed(!), shirt), and squeeze out the juice.
It's the juice you want, throw out the rest.
 Add the sugar (and don't be stupid like me, take a big pot!), and let it simmer.
 (After I transferred the syrup to a bigger pot) After one hour
After two hours.
Let it simmer, until the desired consistency is reached.
You can test the consistency by letting a spoon full of the honey cool on a plate.
Fill into jars, while the honey is still hot, and voilĂ , you're ready!
The 'honey' actually tastes like (spicy) lemon and honey! Delicious, really.


  1. Can't wait to try it :3
    (Talking about eating here, not making .. obviously ^^ )