Creamed Honey: Time to Taste

March 30, 2011 | By | Comments (3)

It’s been two weeks since we put our first batch of creamed honey in the wine cellar to crystallize, and I’m happy to report that at least one of our flavors is a success! Of the three flavors we made (vanilla, lemon, and blueberry) the vanilla crystallized exactly as it was meant to. It doesn’t move when you shake the jar, it spreads like warm butter, and the vanilla gives it a great texture and flavor. I can’t wait to see how it tastes on pancakes or french toast.

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Our first batch of creamed honey. Left to right: lemon, blueberry, vanilla.

Now about the lemon and blueberry…

The blueberry is almost solid. It still moves a little as you tilt the jar, but much less than when I checked on it a week ago. Perhaps in another week it will behave as well as the vanilla. As for the flavor…it just doesn’t taste like blueberries, and I can’t help but wonder what it would’ve tasted like had we used fresh blueberries.The color is lovely though, so at least it looks delicious.

Sadly, the lemon hasn’t crystallized at all. It must be the all the liquid we added. I didn’t read anything warning against this on any of the honey forums I visited, but what else could it be? The flavor, however, is wonderful. Of all the flavors, the lemon really stands out against the honey. I’ve always been a fan of honey and lemon in my tea. Now I can just add lemon honey.

COMMENTS

  1. Margaret Sloan

    Mmm, my mother used to make honey-butter for our Sunday morning biscuits.

    May 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm
  2. Wendy York

    I just whipped up some honey-butter for lunch today with 2 parts honey to 1 part softened butter, and enough cinnamon to taste like the cinnamon whipped honey I used to buy in Durango, CO, from Honeyville. It’s probably a “different animal” from true whipped honey, but for a quick fix, it was delicious!

    May 17, 2011 at 8:06 pm
  3. Karen

    On the lemon honey–which sounds yummy—could it possibly be the acetic acid and not necessarily the liquid amount that kept it from setting up? I have no clue how to make this, but the vanilla one sounds fabulous.

    May 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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