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Dandelion Honey Recipe

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Weed those pesky dandelions from your lawn and make a treat from the flowers. Dandelion honey is great on toast, muffins, pancakes, and biscuits.

Prep Time: 30minutes

Cook Time: 4hours

Total Time: 4hours, 30minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups dandelion petals
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 (1/4-inch) thick slices lemon
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split in half
  • 2-1/8 cups granulated white sugar

Preparation:

Pick dandelion flowers during the daylight while in full bloom, remove petals, then measure petals only.

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 from heat and let steep for 6 hours.

Strain dandelion tea through cheesecloth and discard solids. Place in a heavy saucepan and bring to a low boil. Gradually add sugar while stirring until sugar is dissolved. Lower heat and let simmer to desired syrupy thickness (may take up to 4 hours).

Dandelion Honey is great on toast, muffins, pancakes, and biscuits.

Yield: about 1 cup

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