In case you missed our Instagram video, here it is on Youtube and a recipe write up!
4 cups of Dandelion Petals
4 Slices of Lemon
x cups of sugar
x vanilla extract
Get out and pick some dandelions (Just the flower heads). Pick more than 4 cups worth as it's the petals we will be measuring later, not the entire flower head.
Fill a bowl with water to soak the flowers, empty them in and press them into the water, leaving them for five minutes before draining.
Get another bowl for the petals
Remove the petals by pinching the green, smoothing over the petals, pinch then pull (the video shows this well). repeat the process with all the flower heads.
Fill up 4 cups of petals and empty the cups into a pan.
Add 4 cups of water to the pan
Add 2-4 slices of lemon
Add 2tspn of vanilla extract
Simmer for thirty minutes
Remove from heat and leave overnight
(THE NEXT DAY) Get your bowl and place a thin clean towel over it.
Pour over the towel.
Gather the four corners and lift, letting the honey water drain through.
Squeeze the towel to get as much of the water out as possible.
Pour the honey water into the pan
Place the pan on a low heat
Gradually stir in 2.5 cups of sugar
Gently simmer for 2-4 hours. Lower the heat if it gets very bubblY. The colour should deepen but the consistency should stay runny. it is not as thick as non-vegan honey.
Grab a clean recycled jar and ladle the honey in. Once cool the honey will thicken slightly.
If you have missed out this year, save the link for next spring! If you want to enjoy vegan honey but you don't fancy doing it DIY a brand of Vegan Honey that we recommend is Plant-Based Artisan. Either way, just make sure your honey is vegan and cruelty free!