HOME MADE WILD DANDELION HONEY
INSTRUCTIONS / DESCRIPTION:
Yield: about 1 cup
How to prepare Dandelion Blossoms :
When harvesting blossoms for use in dandelion honey or dandelion jam, make sure that you are collecting the flowers from a location that you know is pesticide – free and is away from roadsides. To prepare the petals for use, simply grasp the green core and sepals in one hand, and twist the petals firmly. They should fall away easily from the core.
Inspect carefully dandelion blossoms from small bugs.
How to made dandelion honey:
Place petals in a heavy saucepan along with the water, lemon slices, and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat, cover, and allow to steep overnight.
The next day, line a colander with cheesecloth and strain the dandelion infusion through it, pressing with a potato masher to release as much juice as possible.
Return the dandelion infusion to the pot, stir in the sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer (low to medium – low heat). Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 3 hours, until the “honey” darkens to an amber tint and has thickened to the consistency of honey.
Remove from the heat, then pour into sanitized jars and process in a water bath for 10 minutes.
You can pour your honey into jars and store in a dark room until dandelion honey will have “Honey” consistency.
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