We have a lot of dandelions in the garden, and I thought I’d give Dandelion honey a try.
- 1 cup of dandelion petals
- 2 cups of water
- 1 lime
- 2 cups of sugar
I’ve picked the flower heads and then pull the petals from them. Warning: You’ll get very yellow fingers.
Put that in a pan with the water and the lime juice, simmer for 15minutes with a lid on it.
Drain the liquid over a glass with a coffee filter and press so you get all the juice
Put back in the pan with the sugar
Then boil for 15 minutes
In a pot, it will get thicker as it cools.
To give you an idea of the texture:
It tastes pretty close to a flowery honey and is really quick to do. It’s supposed to be good for you if I believe this article but not sure it applies as it’s not really ‘honey’.
Recipe found in this Facebook post and if you’re keen to know more about things you can do with dandelions, this Twitter thread is really good: