Cooking with Honey: The Nectar of the Gods

Cooking with Honey: The Nectar of the Gods

Making use of one of nature’s most versatile ingredients.

Honey is a dependable and invaluable asset to any kitchen. It makes a great addition to a hot cup of tea and tastes wonderfully when slathered on a buttered piece of toast for breakfast—but honey has far more to offer than simply being a condiment. In cultures across the world, its true merit is widely embraced, whether in the form of a traditional honey cake or as a home remedy for the common cold. And thanks to the popularity of honey as a marinade in Asian cuisine, its use in salad dressings, and its common pairing with mustard, this sweet food is finding its way into our diets more and more. We’ve compiled six of the most delicious recipes that make use of nature’s candy—honey.

Creamy walnut parfait

Creamy walnut parfait

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A dreamy, semi-frozen dessert that’s full of autumnal flavors. Walnuts and honey are blended into a creamy texture - simple, classic and irresistible!

Hot toddy

Hot toddy

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A typical winter drink that’s especially popular in the United Kingdom because of its warming abilities. For the alcohol-free version replace the brandy with a little more lemon or orange juice.

Winter salad with warm goat cheese

Winter salad with warm goat cheese

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For those who think that salads are only appropriate for warmer weather, try this salad! The earthy flavors of honey and roasted pine nuts combine perfectly with the plums and acidity of the balsamic vinegar and everything is tied together with the warm goat cheese.

Duck breast skewers with Asian marinade

Duck breast skewers with Asian marinade

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In this exciting combination, the honey lends a touch of sweetness, while ginger, roasted sesame and rice wine vinegar transport us directly to Thailand.

Puff pastry with blue cheese and figs

Puff pastry with blue cheese and figs

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Refined with honey and alluring spices, this French-inspired pastry is exquisite, and its colors go hand-in-hand with those of autumn.

Oatmeal bars

Oatmeal bars

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Honey is often used as a natural sweetener in healthy, nutritious snacks such as these oatmeal bars. Use dried fruits of your choice to make oatmeal bars that perfectly match your tastes.