Dandelion honey

Aug 4, 2020
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I make this a few times each spring with my daughter, it's a fun thing to do and it tastes pretty good too.

We tend to use 200 Dandelion heads (you can just use the petals for a slightly cleaner taste) with 700ml of water and 700g of sugar - This makes 2 standard jars of honey

Pro tips: Pick the dandelions at midday/full sunlight and don't wash them as you want all the pollen. Just give them a shake and leave then out in the sun for 30 mins to allow anything living to crawl away.

Also when reducing the syrup, to test consistency, put some on a spoon and allow it to cool on the side for a couple of mins.
It's easy to over reduce and the syrup will be runnier that you would think when it's actually ready (it obviously thickens up as it cools down).

Macca
 

Coldfeet

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My better half started to make this this year, and it is delicious, although the recipe wasn't sourced from the same source as above though.
 

Broch

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Could it be made with other flowers?

Yes you can. Made with gorse flowers there is a slight coconut taste (and gorse is still in blossom now :)) - but you can mix the flowers as well - adding a little jasmine gives a beautiful scented flavour.

I must make some now! :)