Cook’s Notes: Very easy. Our friends call this “Love Honey”…because everyone says, “I LOVE this honey!” when they taste it. This spiced honey blend is great in oatmeal, yogurt, on toast, in tea, in hot apple cider, on crumpets, with fruit, or in baking. This recipe makes enough to fill 4 jars (8.1 oz each) with a tiny bit left over. The honey looks as dark as chocolate syrup with all the additions.
Safety note: Boyajian brand citrus oil for cooking is sold at CostPlus. Do NOT use essential oil in this recipe.
32 oz honey
3 T pure vanilla extract (not imitation flavoring)
2 T ground cinnamon powder
1.5 tsp ground clove powder
1 tsp orange oil for cooking
1/2 tsp lime oil for cooking
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder
Blend ingredients together in a large bowl. Stir well to combine. Pour into clean jars or squeeze bottles and seal tightly. Let sit for three weeks; occasionally rotate or shake the jars to mix the contents.
Source: Adapted from Scott Cunningham, The complete book of incense, oils, and brews.