Family Favourites – Two Delicious RecipesBeing lovers of honey (as well as beekeepers) we enjoy honey just as it is quite simply, such as with muesli for breakfast, on fresh bread for lunch, with warm scones for afternoon tea, as a sweetener for tea and coffee and as a drizzle over ice-cream or yoghurt for dessert. We also very much enjoy using and experimenting with the different flavours of our honey in cooking. Honey is a wonderful ingredient in cooking not only cookies and cakes but also in meat and vegetable dishes. Below are the first two of our family favourite recipes that we are sharing with our customers. Both have carrots and AB’s Honey as their main ingredients, one is a rather unique savoury/sweet carrot salad the other is a delicious and moreish ginger carrot cake.
Yellow Box Honey Carrot Salad
500g carrots – cut julienne 1 small onion – thinly sliced 1 small green capsicum – thinly sliced ½ tin condensed tomato soup ½ a handful of finely chopped parsley
125gm AB’s Yellow Box Honey 85ml extra virgin olive oil 85ml white wine vinegar 1 tsp salt, 1tsp pepper
MethodParboil the carrots for approximately three minutes until they are al dente. Remove carrots from heat, pour off boiling water and run under cold water in a sieve to stop cooking. Heat (but do not boil) all the other ingredients (except the parsley) together stirring for four minutes. It is important not to boil this mixture as boiling it would reduce the flavour and the goodness of the Yellow Box honey which is the vital ingredient in this salad. Pour the heated mixture over the carrots and leave to cool. When serving the salad sprinkle the chopped parsley or sesame seeds over the top. This salad can be enjoyed at a family bbq or served alongside cold meats and your favourite cheeses and fresh bread It is also great when entertaining with a casual bbq as the Yellow Box honey creates a flavour that is quite unique. The texture is crunchy yet smooth, and the orange colour vivid. This Yellow Box Honey carrot salad may be stored in jars in the fridge for some weeks.
Ginger In Honey Carrot Cake
500gm plain flour 4 eggs 2 cups of grated carrots 225ml vegetable oil 1 cup of chopped walnuts
250gm of AB’s Ginger in Honey 2tsp cinnamon 2tsp bicarbonate of soda 2tsp baking powder 1tsp salt