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Dandelion Honey

This is natural honey recipe made from dandelion flowers - a perfect vegan alternative to a traditional honey.
Prep Time10 hrs
Cook Time1 d 45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: British
Servings: 1 small jam jars

Ingredients

  • 150 g dandelion flowers
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • 500 ml water
  • 450 g sugar white granulated
  • large pinch of cooking salt

Instructions

  • Leave the dandelion flowers to rest to make sure any flies or bugs crawl away
  • In the large saucepan, mix together the water, lemon and dandelion flowers
  • Bring to nearly a boil and then simmer (with the lid on) for about 10 minutes
  • Switch the heat off and leave to infuse overnight or for at least 8 hrs
  • Strain the flower and lemon infused water through a fine sieve, making sure that you get as much liquid as possible from the mixture.
  • Next step is to weight the honey liquid. You should have around 400 ml -450 ml.
  • Match the honey liquid with sugar. For example, if you have 400ml of dandelion water, add 400g of sugar.
  • Add a large pinch of salt
  • Leave all sugar and salt to disolve, slowly on a low heat.
  • Once dissolved, bring to boil and carry on boiling for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Slide the pan off the heat and do the cold plate test. If your honey sets in 5 minutes on the cold plate, it's ready to be potted. If not, return to boil and boil for another 5 minutes.
  • Pour into small jam jars and immediatelly seal with lids.