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Vegan dandelion honey

Try this amazing recipe for vegan dandelion honey - that tastes so much like honey you wont believe it! When the dandelion honey is sufficiently reduced you'll end up with ABOUT 8 dl or 3,4 cups or 1,120 kg or 2,5 lb. - but check other tips in the post, like color, to be more certain of when it has reduced sufficiently.
Keyword condimnent, DIY, vegan
Antal 8 dl
Forfatter Nina fra Plantepusherne

Ingredienser

  • 100 dandelion flower heads 100 weigh about 100 g (3,5oz) medium to large heads
  • 2 apples 2 apples is about 500 g or 17 ounces. Cut into chunks. Seeds removed.
  • 1 l water 1 liter is 4 cups
  • 50 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 50 ml is ust under 1/4 cup
  • 9 dl sugar (white or light brown cane sugar) 9 dl is 3.6 cups. Note that in some countries white sugar isn't vegan.
  • 1 micro pinch of salt

Preferably but optional if not easily accessible: Another bunch of edible, aromatic flowers. I added:

  • 30-40 tops of canola/rapeseed flowers

Sådan gør du

  • You don't need to remove the green stuff unless you want to soak flowers in the flower juice overnight. I didn't do this.
  • Put flowers, apples, lemon juice and salt and pour over the water. Put on the lid and let it boil gently for 20-30 minutes.
  • Strain away the flowers and apples, saving the flower water in a pan. Pour in the sugar and let it simmer. Don't put on the lid! You are allowed to stir it occasionally in the beginning, but only then. Recrystallization is just waiting to happen if you stir it too much once the water starts evaporating! You want to aim for a very low simmer. It can very quickly get to an aggressive boil, and we just want a gentle steam of water evaporating from it.<br> After several hours it should have reduced to about 2/3.
  • When you have reached the desired consistency (as described in the blog post) turn off the heat and pour into smaller containers. Continue with turning it into vegan creamed hunny if you wish.

Noter

-Apples: if you can't get apples, a 1/3 cup or 80 mL of some good quality apple juice will probably do. Omit the same amount of water and add the apple juice together with the sugar.
-Shelf life: With the extremely high sugar content the shelflife is practically indefinite. I have had samples sitting on my kitchen counter for a year without going bad. If you really want, you can even freeze it. It won't change the consistency and it doesn't even set hard because of the high sugar content.
-It got too thick! - or too thin ... See notes on this below.