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What is the best application for about 3/4 of a cup of home-raised honey?

I got a small jar of amazing honey from a friends' hive for Christmas. I want to use it in the best possible way - ie, in a way that will show off the flavor as completely as possible. I really only have experience with baking, or mixing it in to things. What can I make that will do this gift justice?

asked by StrawberryPye over 2 years ago

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added over 2 years ago

Honey ice cream

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added over 2 years ago

No ice cream machine. :( But I like your style.

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Susan W

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added over 2 years ago

Slathered on a biscuit or scone with some REALLY good butter. I'd want to taste it in its purest form.

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added over 2 years ago

I agree 100%. Whip up some butter w/ a whisk or fork, beating air into it; add in honey; mix well. MAY be in a future iteration, try adding tiny bits of other notes: like orange zest or a pinch of various spices. Tarragon might make a nice honey butter for fish....

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added over 2 years ago

The other way to go about this would be to serve the honey with cheese, especially with an aged cheese with a fair amount of nuttiness: Parmigiano-Reggiano, Grana Padano, or manchego. Blue cheeses also work well with honey.

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Susan W

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added over 2 years ago

There!! That's the way to go. Yum!! Maybe some bubbly to go with it.

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added over 2 years ago

Drizzle over a round of Brie, top with nuts and Dukkah (spelled Duqqa by some) or thyme and bake until ooey-gooey!

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added over 2 years ago

Honey mousse or panna cotta.

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amysarah

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added over 2 years ago

Toast some sliced country bread or baguette, spread with fresh ricotta, drizzle honey over the top. It's also very good on warm, buttered corn bread or corn muffins.

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added over 2 years ago

I have to agree with most, it needs to be enjoyed on its own, and I too would choose to just spread it over some nice bread with fresh butter and a cup of tea :)

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I'm rushing right now to mix up a batch of southern baking powder biscuits so I can slather with butter and honey.Yum!

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added over 2 years ago

Hot buttered toast

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