Across the country, communities are looking for ways to help increase and support local bee populations. Never has honey, aptly described as “liquid gold,” seemed more precious.
Stirred into tea or spread onto toast, honey is a familiar tableside condiment, but in Homemade with Honey, Sue Doeden applies this ambrosial ingredient to a wide variety of dishes—from enchanting sweets like Glorious Harvest Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting and Ricotta Pancakes with Honey- Baked Bananas and Pecans to savory enchantments like Honey Balsamic Black Bean and Mango Salsa and Hot and Sweet Peruvian Steak Salad. Flavorful beverages include a Lemon, Honey, and Herbs Cooler and delicious twists on toddies and smoothies. A generous and thoughtful guide, Doeden offers tips for storing honey during its unlimited shelf life and for rescuing honey that has crystallized. And she empowers home cooks to go beyond her seventy- five recipes by offering a primer on different varieties and explaining how to substitute honey for sugar.
Honey is sustainable, natural, and wholesome, and local varieties are abundantly available. Buzzing with endless possibilities for your kitchen, Homemade with Honey helps you make the tastiest use of this precious ingredient.
Homemade with Honey is the fifth book in the Northern Plate series, celebrating the bounty of the Upper Midwest by focusing on a single ingredient, exploring its historical uses as well as culinary applications across a range of dishes. Other titles in the series include: Rhubarb Renaissance, Modern Maple, Sweet Corn Spectacular, Smitten with Squash, and Astonishing Apples.