Dandelion Honey

READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by Elly in Canada

Something nice to do with all those dandelions on your lawn, make a treat from the flowers! Dandelion honey is great on toast, muffins, pancakes, and biscuits. Source: 225 Family Friendly Recipes with a Dash of Sophistication by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone. About.com I haven't made this yet, will post update when I do!

Top Review by farmchick 2

This is pretty good. It has a pretty strong flavor...reminds me a bit of buckwheat honey. I actually did add a few slices of orange, and 1 tsp. of cinnimon plus off this site. The kidos liked it on their oatmeal.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pick dandelion flowers during the daylight while in full bloom, remove petals, then measure petals only; discard the green stem parts.
  2. Place petals in a heavy saucepan along with the water, lemon slices, and vanilla bean.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 6 hours.
  4. Strain dandelion tea through cheesecloth and discard solids.
  5. Place remaining liquid in a heavy saucepan and bring to a low boil. Gradually add sugar while stirring until sugar is dissolved. Lower heat and let simmer to desired syrupy thickness (may take up to 4 hours).
  6. Pour into jars and enjoy.

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