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Dandelion honey (recipe)

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We have a lot of dandelions in the garden, and I thought I’d give Dandelion honey a try.

lots of dandelions in the garden
  • 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.

photos of petals in a plastic dose of one cup, with a lime next to it

Put that in a pan with the water and the lime juice, simmer for 15minutes with a lid on it.

yellow petals in a dark pan - no water or juice yet

Drain the liquid over a glass with a coffee filter and press so you get all the juice

petals in a coffee filter over a glass, with yellowish liquid running through the filter

Put back in the pan with the sugar

sugar in the pan of yellow liquid, some in the liquid some still dry above

Then boil for 15 minutes

lots of bubbles of sugary liquid
 in a pan with a dark plastic spoon handle

In a pot, it will get thicker as it cools.

view from above the glass jar where the honey has been poured, it's honey colour with lots of little bubbles inside and at the surface
glass jar with a cap, with the honey inside

To give you an idea of the texture:

Video to illustrate the texture with a spoon – it’s like liquid honey

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: