7 Ways to Eat Raw Honey
7 Ways to Eat Raw Honey
There are thousands of distinct varieties of honey in the world, each with its unique flavour, aroma, and colour. Generally, the darker the honey is the more bold and distinctive flavour. Light honey, such as acacia, is ideal for sweetening cereal or tea, while dark honey, such as buckwheat, works better on oatmeal or on bread.
Raw honey with your favourite morning cereal
Probably the most common way to eat honey is to drizzle it over your morning porridge, granola and/or yoghurt.
Raw honey offers a quick source of energy, helps the good bacteria in your gut thrive, and provides many antioxidants and supports overall immune health. For a super nutritious breakfast, sprinkle some dry bee pollen on top and you will be ready to take on the day.
Honey on bread with butter
Something as simple as bread with honey & butter can taste sublime if you choose the best ingredients.
A freshly baked crusty brown loaf, such as a rustic sourdough, with organic, higher fat/low water (European-style) butter are a perfect match for tasty, raw honey. Once poured over the bread, “churn it” with the butter to get a fluffy spread and enjoy the delicious marriage of textures and flavours.
Raw Honey as a glaze or marinade
Honey & garlic glazed shrimp, honey soy glazed salmon and honey mustard chicken are some of the most delicious lunchtime or evening meals. You can make a wonderful glaze using honey and a few other choice ingredients.
Honey as a salad dressing
I love honey with all kinds of salads whether it includes green leaves or chopped fruits. My all-time favourite is a rocket, walnuts, pear and goats cheese salad drizzled with Organic Raw Forest Honey
Use raw honey in cakes
You can substitute sugar with honey in any pastry recipe, however, bear in mind, the darker the honey, the stronger its taste. You will want to choose light-colour honey to keep the sweetness as neutral as possible. Because honey is sweeter than sugar, the rule of thumb is 150gr honey for every 200gr sugar. It is also advisable to decrease the liquids in your recipe slightly when baking with honey, as honey retains more moisture than sugar.
Crepe fillings with raw honey
French crepes are thin and delicate pancakes that can be filled with anything you like. From fresh fruit, banana & Nutella, chocolate sauce, ham & cheese, ricotta & spinach, the choices are endless. My favourite crepe is with honey and cottage cheese. Just mix a teaspoonful of raw honey with some cottage cheese, add some orange zest, and spread it on the crepe.
Make a honey roasted nut snack
For a delicious and healthy afternoon snack, bake your favourite nut mix with honey.
Walnuts, almonds, peanuts, cashews, and brazil nuts are all delicious, especially with Cinnamon Infused Raw Honey! Lay the nuts on a baking sheet, drizzle a layer of honey all over, place into a pre-heated oven and bake for 20 minutes on 170°C. Did you know, on some Greek islands the wedding ceremony ends with the bride and groom eating honey and walnuts, symbols of sweetness and fertility!?