Ok, not so often. But the truth is: There is vegan honey, and it's easy to make. We followed this recipe (german, lots of helpful pictures): Löwenzahnhonig. Next time, we will try to use more dandelions and less lemon, but it is already very good.
Preparation time: 2.5 hours in the evening, 2.5 hours in the morning
Suggested music: Dandelion, of course
- 3 handful of dandelion blossoms (without bugs)
- 1 L water
- 1 kg sugar
- 1/2 lemon (juice and grated zest)
What to do:
- Put the dandelion blossoms in a pot and add the water. Let rest for about 2 hours. Every 15 minutes, check for the little bugs that you oversaw during plucking and rescue them. They don't like the cold water, so they will crawl to the surface and look out for a helping
deushand ex machina.
- Bring the water to a boil, then let cool and rest over night.
- In the morning, decant the water. We used a noodle strainer for the big parts, and then filtered through two layers of kitchen roll paper.
- Put the filtered liquid back in the pot (it should be a much larger pot), add the sugar and the lemon, and bring to a boil.
- Let simmer for 1-2 hours without lid, until the consistency is honey-like. Put a small drop on a plate and let cool to check the final consistency.
- Fill in clean glas jars and close.