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Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
A cinnamon spiced honey that Neil Young probably uses on his morning toast. Makes a great gift. Standing time not included in estimates.
- Find a copy of "Cinnamon Girl" by Neil Young and play it in the kitchen while you work.
- Don't crank it up, just play it in the background.
- It's optional, of course, but I think the finished product seems to come out better.
- Wrap the cinnamon stick in a clean dish towel and whack it carefully with your bowling ball.
- You could use a rolling pin or heavy skillet, but that's boring.
- Add the cinnamon fragments to one cup of honey in a saucepan, and warm over low heat for 10 minutes.
- Let stand 3-4 hours, then strain into a sterilized jar.
- Store at room temperature.
- A nice gift for honey lovers, cinnamon lovers and Neil Young fans.
I've had this in my cookbook since it was published, and every time I see the title I can't stop singing the song. I mean for days. Even weeks. I'm not sure I'm supposed to be singing Neil Young while living in the South, but as a parent I feel it is my duty to impart the correct lyrics to a variety of classic rock songs to my children. I don't own a bowling ball so had to make do with a cast iron skillet which terrified my dogs. I have to admit, wielding the skillet, I was just a little bit disturbing. This is delicious! Lovely with tea or toast. I was suprised how much cinnamon flavor the stick infused. The only tip I have is to warm again slightly before straining. This would make fabulous gifts in small canning jars. Thanks, ThatBobbieGirl, for a great recipe!
Woah.. fun instructions, especially with a 13.5 lb bowling ball! I can envision my coach strangling me if I told him what I did.. so let's just keep it a secret between ourselves ;)