Sweeten up for the holidays!
Chef Nancy Waldeck from 'Taste and Savor' shared honey recipes on 'Atlanta & Company'.
Straight from "partyologist" Nancy:
Honey is a super versatile ingredient that can be used for everything from sweet to savory!
Did you know?
- Honey is sweeter than sugar so we can use a little less.
- Mead is wine made with honey!
- Although still a sugary treat, honey is less processed that sugar, making it a little better for us.
- You can substitute ½ Cup of Sugar one for one with honey in a recipe.
- Honey causes baked goods to brown more quickly, so when cooking with honey reduce the oven temp by 25 degrees and watch carefully!
Honey Sweet Pineapple Salsa
3/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Pineapple
2 TB Minced Red Onion
1 TB Minced Seeded Jalapeño
1 TB Chopped Cilantro
1 TB Cider Vinegar
2 TB Honey
½ Tsp Smoked Paprika
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
Stir the ingredients together, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Tortilla Chips.
Warm a cup of honey in a sauté pan, add a handful of fresh herbs, tied together. Simmer gently for 10 minutes and set aside to cool. Drizzle over a log of goat cheese and serve with crackers.
***Use a tablespoon in vinaigrette for a smooth herbal flavor, or add to a cup of green tea.
Honey Cinnamon Muffins
1/3 Cup Honey
2 TB Unsalted Butter
½ Cup Milk
1 Large Egg
1 ¼ Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 ½ Tsp Baking Powder
¼ Tsp Fine Sea Salt
1/8 Tsp Baking Soda
1 ¼ Cups Regular Oats
1 TB Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
4 TB Unsalted Butter, in chunks
1 TB Honey
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine the honey and butter in a small saucepan, cook until butter melts. Stir in the milk and set aside for a few minutes until mixture has cooled. Whisk in the egg.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Add the egg and honey mixture to the flour mixture – stir until just moistened. The batter will be a little lumpy – this is fine.
Step Three In a small bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mix topping together with your fingers until you have a crumbly mixture. Stir in the honey and mix until combined.
Fill greased mini muffin cups 3/4 of the way full. Sprinkle each muffin topping. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes.