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This DIY creamed honey is so simple to make and perfect to slather on buttered toast, drizzle on your breakfast or to sweeten delicate desserts!
Creamed honey is always something I pick up from farmers markets because the beautiful yellow colour always sucks me in. It always seemed so fancy to me and I totally never realised how easy it was to make at home.
Creamed honey get’s it’s look and texture from honey crystals (I know right!). The difference between creamed honey and the gritty and rough honey you find in that old honey pot in the back of your pantry are the size of the crystals. Creamed honey has tiny, silky, smooth crystals. The finer and silkier the crystals, the creamier the honey.
The easiest way to make a creamed honey is to use a good starter (existing creamed honey). Once you have that, you can make as much creamed honey as you want. When looking for your starter (existing cream honey) you want to look for:
Quality: make sure it is make from 100% pure honey powder.
Taste and texture: it should be smooth and silky, and taste good.
Once you have got a good starter, homemade creamed honey is super easy to make, using only 2 ingredients, raw honey (90%) and your starter (10%). You just whip it in a blender or stand mixer until creamy and smooth. It creates a really nice spreadable honey that I love to lather on buttered toast. The way it works is that if you give clear honey smooth crystals it will try to follow suit naturally. The small, silky crystals prevent the formation of larger crystals. It’s actually closely related to how yogurt and cheese are made, although they use cultures as seed. Pretty cool huh?
You can add vanilla powder, cinnamon, nutmeg or any other flavour you like. Enjoy!
P.s pots of this creamed honey would make really great stocking fillers or wedding bonbonnieres.
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1. All you need to do is either blend or mix the crystallised honey and raw honey until creamy and smooth. The more you mix, the creamier and more stable it will become. It should slowly turn a light yellow colour.
I mixed mine in a Vitamix on the lowest speed for 15 minutes and in the stand mixer for 20 minutes on a medium speed. Both turned out lovely results.
2. Pour your honey into a dry and clean glass.
3. I like to serve mine on buttered toast. Yum!
Storage: in the pantry.
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Anisa – The Macadames. xx