Making Coriander Flavored Honey

Making coriander flavored honey is easy to do at home with very simple equipment that you most likely already have in your kitchen. The natural preservation properties of honey aid in the retention of the colour and taste of the herb, making flavored honey a delightful addition to your pantry. Adding coriander infused honey to tea will help settle the stomach, fend off colic and aid in digestion.

Because of the natural preservations of honey, the herb is kept greener, making the infusion is a delightful addition to your pantry.

Adding the infused honey to sauces and marinades imparts the delicately spicy flavor into the recipe and has been known to be a secret ingredient in homemade Bar-B-Q sauces.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

Clean glass jar with a tight fitting lid

Salad Spinner or Two Clean Kitchen Towels

Kitchen Shears or Chopping Board and Good Chopping Knife

Sheet of Wax or Parchment Paper

Bamboo Skewer

INGREDIENTS:

Fresh, Clear Honey

Whole Leaf or Chopped Coriander


METHOD:

1. Fill the glass jar half way to the top with fresh honey.

2. Place either the chopped or whole leaf Coriander into the jar, packing loosely, using the bamboo skewer to make sure the leaves are dispersed evenly throughout the honey.

3. Top off the herb infused honey with more honey to fill the jar.

4. Tighten the lid onto the jar and label.

STORAGE:

Because Honey has a way of crystallizing, it is best to keep the jars out of direct light, in a dark cupboard or pantry. If the honey does crystallize, fill a small cooking pot with 2 inches or so of water and place the glass jar of honey in the center. Gently warm up the water over medium heat on your stove to heat up the honey, stirring occasionally to disperse the honey crystals until all of the honey is smooth again. Do not bring to a boil. Overheating the honey will break down some of the properties of the honey! Do this heating process with only glass jars of honey because heating plastic bottles, no matter how slight, can release chemicals that will pollute the honey.