Violet Honey

Flower scented honey was popular in Victorian England. You can use it as a spread, to flavour sauces, or stir into yogurt.
  • 1 cup clear honey
  • 1/2 violet petals

Pour the honey into the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir in the violet petals, cover and heat for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for several days.

Reheat the flavoured honey to make it easier to pour and strain it back into the jar.

Rosemary honey can be made in the same way using several sprigs of rosemary and makes a very nice breakfast preserve.

  • Yields: 1 cup
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes plus infusion time
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