18 May Something sweet that’s also good for you!
#eatsouth is our celebration of the amazing food and drink larder that we have on our doorstep. The challenge is thrown down every few weeks – cook with this local ingredient, this time Hampshire Honey, and share the results.
THERE’S LONG BEEN A BUZZ ABOUT LOCAL HONEY
Not only does buying local support local producers, you’re also getting honey in its purest form with all its great taste and health benefits intact. Local honey contains pollen from local plants, which is reported to boost the immune system and reduce pollen allergies.
Becky’s Beezzzs are honeybee farmers based in Hampshire and Berkshire, with more than 600 honeybee colonies across both counties.
From hive to jar, each frame of honey is extracted with love and care – with hardworking bees visiting around two million different flowers to make just one jar of honey, they deserve the best!
The bees forage on flowers in farm fields, wild meadows and cultivated gardens, and the honey is never blended, so each jar looks and tastes different.
As well as enjoying this liquid gold just as it is on a slice of toast or a bowl of crunchy granola, honey can be the cook’s best friend in the kitchen.
Use it in salad dressings, to add a sweet depth to savoury dishes, as a sticky glaze for cooked meats, and to make a range of cakes and puddings.
We used runny honey, heather honey, and honey infused with cinnamon to whip up a selection of sweet and savoury treats.