Honey Recipies

Honey Baked Beans


2 cups dried beans

6-8 slices bacon

1 tsp. ginger

1 tbsp. chopped onion

1/2 cup honey

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. dry mustard Instructions

Soak washed beans in 4 cups warm water for 3 hours. Cook on low heat in tightly covered saucepan 1 1/4 hours; do not allow to boil. Drain beans, save water. Place bacon in bottom of bean pot and add beans. Cover with mixture made of the bean water, honey, onion, ginger, salt, and mustard. Add boiling water, if needed. Place small pieces of bacon on top, cover pot, and bake in slow oven about 6 hours. Uncover bean pot during last hour of baking. If the beans become too dry, add a little water.



Down to Basics (Simply Honey)


Honey is nature's natural sweetener, and so easy to use - giving an instant boost to your energy levels. We've come up with quick and simple ways to incorporate honey into all your meals:

Just spread on piping hot toast - be as generous as you like! Add to porridge to supply central heating when the weather starts to cool.

Natural yogurt is a healthy start, but can be turned into a real treat with a teaspoon of runny honey stirred in.

Keep your fruit intake up by making a smoothie, using whatever fruit you choose, some orange juice and a good dollop of honey - should keep you going until lunchtime.

Fresh bread, sliced and buttered with a layer of beautiful set honey - a simple sandwich that is delicious and quick anytime, especially if you're on the run.

For a tried and trusted drink to soothe your cold, put a good teaspoon of honey in a mug, add a slice of lemon with a clove or two, top up with very hot water and drink.

At teatime, toasted crumpets are sublime when combined with honey.

If you are making pancakes, try using honey instead of syrup or sugar for a natural alternative.

Using honey in your tea or coffee instead of sugar is a good idea - honey is sweeter than sugar so you need to use less, and it's lower in calories too.

For a sauce that's not a sauce, top ice cream with honey - a yummy extra that's no effort.

To make a speedy pudding, just slice up a banana and drizzle with honey.

When you need an instant boost to your energy levels, a teaspoon of honey has a great effect - tastes good too!



Honey Lemon Barbecue Chicken


4 lbs. frying chicken, quartered and skinned Paprika Cayenne pepper

1/2 c. lemon juice

1/2 c. honey

1 1/2 tbsp.sesame seeds

Instructions Season chicken lightly with paprika and cayenne pepper. Mix lemon juice and honey and set aside. Place seasoned chicken on broiler rack. Broil 4-5 inches from heat for 15 minutes basting occasionally. Turn pieces over and broil 15 minutes longer, basting occasionally. Combine sesame seeds and 3 tablespoons of honey and lemon mix. Spoon over chicken prior to serving. May be cooked on grill.



Honey Kissed Fruit (Microwave method) Makes 4 servings


2 fresh pears, pared, cored and halved

1 teaspoon grated fresh orange peel

1 cup green grapes, halved

1/4 cup honey

1 can (5-1/4 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained

1 cup red grapes, halved

Directions: Blend honey and orange peel; set aside. Place pears in four microwave-safe serving glasses; drizzle with honey mixture. Cover each glass with plastic wrap; vent. Microcook at HIGH (100%) three to five minutes or until pears are tender. Combine pineapple and grapes. Divide evenly between servings and sprinkle over pears. Serve warm or cold.



Honey Cornbread


1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup honey

Instructions Preheat oven to 400*F (205*C). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan; set aside. Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Blend together eggs, milk, butter and honey; add to the dry ingredients, stirring until just moistened. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until tested done if center springs back after being pressed lightly. Serve warm. Note: Honey should not be fed to infants under one year of age. Honey is a safe and wholesome food for children and adults.