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    You are in: Home / Community Forums / Canning, Preserving and Dehydrating / I need advice on honey frosted mint leaves.
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    I need advice on honey frosted mint leaves.

    Tallohioman
    Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:22 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi,

    I'm growing several different cultivars of mint in my backyard. I want to dip some of the leaves in lemon juice, then honey, then dry in my food dehydrator.

    However, the honey won't dry, not even after days in the dehydrator. I feel that I need to mix it with water over heat, then dip the mint and dry. But, I could use some advice; I want to "frost" dried mint leaves without wasting honey to figure it out.

    I know that most people use egg whites and sugar. But, I want to try honey. After all, someone figured it out with those banana chips...

    Has anyone else tried this?
    duonyte
    Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:27 pm
    Forum Host
    I have not tried this, but I buy dehydrated honey at the Asian market and I am wondering if using that instead of sugar might get you the flavor you desire. I like the honey crystals to take to work, less messy than liquid honey.
    Tallohioman
    Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:34 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Thanks, but I've got two hives full of honey. I want to use it instead of buying more. I wonder how they dehydrate the honey into crystals...
    duonyte
    Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:18 pm
    Forum Host
    Your own hives, how exciting!

    I imagine the honey might need to be thinned down quite a bit to create a very thin glaze.
    Molly53
    Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:59 pm
    Forum Host
    Tallohioman wrote:
    Thanks, but I've got two hives full of honey. I want to use it instead of buying more. I wonder how they dehydrate the honey into crystals...
    I suspect it might be more trouble than it's worth, friend.

    Click on http://www.dehydrate2store.com/assets/newsletters/2010-03-01.pdf and scroll down near the bottom to see the directions for dehydrating honey.
    Tallohioman
    Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:50 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Duonyte: Yes! But, I don't want to waste honey trying to find out the correct percentage to dilute with water before coating the leaves and drying. I was hoping to find someone with experience to advise me. It's much smarter to learn from the experience of others.

    As Louis Pasteur said: "Chance favors the prepared mind".
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