What can I do with honeycomb? I just bought some beautiful local honey with the comb. I have heard tale that the comb posesses health benefits and can be chewed like gum and swallowed, but I'm just curious if, and how, other people use the comb?
Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)
I developed an appreciation for honeycomb when I was in New Zealand. "Honey Comb has many uses. These include use as a spread on toast or bread, a snack on its own, in cooking, crushed over breakfast fruits such as kiwifruit, grapefruit etc. or as a gourmet treat. When used as a spread, the comb is eaten along with the bread and almost passes unnoticed, but has a certain delicate flavour of its own. The wax comb is perfectly edible."
I had something call 'honey balls" in Scotland, which turned out to be honey comb divided and rolled in bee pollen. It tasted like chewy candy to me!
Thanks for your answers, both! Have just come from the kitchen where I carved away a bit for chewing.... not bad, really, but I do wonder if the bees need to hang onto the comb worse than we do, since they have to set about rebuilding it when it's taken, but.... Liking all the ideas, especially the toast. The Scottish pollen balls sound radical and kind of wonderful. I love your Thistle Confections Shop and your blog Hilarybee!
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
Delicious with vegetables, great on sandwiches, perfect for #MeatlessMonday.
Meet Your New Favorite Dip
Check Out the Best of Our Shop
Pack Vegetables Into Breakfast
Bottle Grinders, Back in Stock
Captcha must be verfied
Already have an account?
Don't have an account?
Please check your email for instructions on how to reset your password
Successfully logged out
Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.
(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)
Thanks! We'll email you when it's available again.