Homemade Honey

I have not tried this, but found it a fascinating recipe. If anyone prepares this, do let us know the results!

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3hrs 20mins
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ingredients

  • 10 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon alum
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups fireweed blossoms
  • 1 cup red clover blossoms
  • 2 12 cups white clover blossoms

directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring water, sugar and alum to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Take off heat.
  • Rinse off blossoms in strainer and drain well (be sure not to leave any green parts on blossoms or honey will be wild or grassy tasting).
  • Stir in blossoms and steep for 3 hours.
  • Remove flowers, strain through cheesecloth if necessary.
  • Reheat to a boil, then pour into jars and seal.
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  1. rlzogo
    We used to use a similar recipe in Alaska, except we used 18 large (about 1 inch diameter)clover blossoms and 48 large red rose petals. We thought it was a fabulous recipe and handy where it was hard to get real honey. We also didn't steep it more than about an hour.
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  2. loudub2000
    I followed instructions as they were given. Next time I would not boil syrup as long. Maybe it is because I was using a gas range. My kids loved it.
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  3. chappydac
    My Grandfather used to make homemade honey when i was a kid. I loved it more than bee honey as most everyone who tasted it. Gathering the fireweed and clover became a family outing I will always remember. After my grandparents passed away the recipe was lost, until now, thank you.
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  4. jazzyNM
    my sister and i have made this for years-try using oranges, or lemons for lemon honey. just experiment, its easy and alot of fun and Everybody wants some-great gifts. no one will know its not the real honey.., we learned it as 'homesteaders honey'.
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  5. Kathy Elmore
    I have tried this same recipe in the past and for a nice twist, try adding some fresh blackberries to the steeping process. It adds a wonderful flavor and a great color. I recomend adding aprox. 1/3 cup of blackberries or other juicy fruit. Also bee sure to squeeze the cheesecloth when you strain the honey to get all the juice and flavor from the berries.
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