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A question about a recipe: White Peach and Lemon Thyme Galette

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I have a question about the recipe "White Peach and Lemon Thyme Galette" from vvvanessa. Making the lemon-thyme infused honey - would you have a suggestion for removing the thyme from the honey once infused? I'm avoiding boiling the honey so the nutrients aren't destroyed.

asked by Pat Hampton about 2 years ago

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cv
cv
added about 2 years ago

I suggest tying up the thyme sprigs with cotton twine. Easier to fish out the bundle versus the individual springs.

You can use the same technique for soups, stews, whatever.

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Pat Hampton
added about 2 years ago

Thank you cv!

vvvanessa
added about 2 years ago

You don't really need to remove the thyme sprigs from the honey because you'll just be taking a few tablespoons out of the cooled honey-thyme infusion. I see varying information on what temperature will kill the beneficial enzymes in honey; I would guess that even if you heat the honey gently, the baking process will likely kill those enzymes anyway, and to be frank, I didn't create this recipe to be particularly healthful, though of course I understand not wanting to lose the nutrients in the honey. In any case, it's easy enough to just pull the thyme sprigs out of the cooled honey with your fingers or a fork.

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Pat Hampton
added about 2 years ago

Thank you vvvanessa! Just fiddling around with your process...I let the honey and lemon thyme "steep" on my counter for the past 2 days. Will bake the pie this morning.. serving it with lemon thyme and lavender lemonaid ! Can't wait to try your pie!

Nancy
Nancy

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added about 2 years ago

Further to vvvanessa (recipe writer) comments about not needing to remove the thyme from the honey:
1) suggest you remove the little leaves from the sprigs/twigs and leave the thyme in.
2) If you're afraid it's too much and taste will be too strong, use less than recipe calls for and see how it tastes
Also, if you are still wanting to use honey without heating it up, you can do that for the part used as garnish. Separate it from other honey, add some thyme & cream, and garnish.

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Pat Hampton
added about 2 years ago

Thank you Nancy!

blanchette
added about 2 years ago

I make infused honeys often: sage honey, rose honey, lavendar honey....the list is long. I usually just leave the herb in the honey but if you want to separate them, just filter the honey with a sieve.

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Pat Hampton
added about 2 years ago

The sieve worked like a charm! Many thanks blanchette!

blanchette
added about 2 years ago

You're very welcome! :)

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