Updated: Apr 11, 2022
Easter is such a nice time of year here at Gees Bees farm...bees buzzing, chicks hatching, birds chirping, trees budding and a new beekeeping season soon to begin. It's the time of year that we play Easter Bunny by delivering Easter Honey Bunny Baskets all over town.
It's also a great time to let you know about all the wonderful ways you can use honey in your Easter cooking and baking, whether it's part of Easter brunch or Easter dinner!
Here are just a few egg-cellent recipes made with honey!
1.Recipe for Honey Glazed Ham
Impress your guests with a beautifully glossed ham coated with honey glaze!
Honey-glazed ham is a classic and impressive Easter dinner favourite! Our wildflower honey combines beautifully with brown sugar, dijon mustard, cinnamon and nutmeg to bring out the delicious flavours in the ham. For the full recipe, visit: https://www.recipetineats.com/easy-maple-sticky-glazed-ham/
3/4 C. wildflower honey
3/4 C. brown sugar
3 tbsp dijon mustard
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2. Asparagus Brie Puff Pastry
This delicious recipe from Half-Baked Harvest combines wildflower honey, brie, and asparagus, wrapped in puff pastry...yum! And you know how much we love any honey and cheese combination. For the full recipe, visit: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/asparagus-brie-puff-pastry
1 Bunch Asparagus, ends trimmed
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 Sheets Frozen Puff Pastry, thawed
8 ounces of brie, cut into 8 slices
1 egg beaten
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 Cup wildflower honey
2 tablespoons salted butter
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
3. Honey Glaze for Roasted Carrots
Make the Easter Bunny jealous with these delicious honey glazed roasted carrots!
You might not initially think of honey when you think of carrots, but the sweet combination of wildflower honey, butter and lemon juice is fabulous. This recipe comes from the Food Network at the following link: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/honey-glazed-carrots-recipe-1938783
2 tbsp butter
2tbsp wildflower honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
4. Homemade Buckwheat Honey Cake
For the cake:
375g strong tasting honey, buckwheat honey is best.
1/8 cup warm water
200g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
6 large eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons fine salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
454g all-purpose flour
For the whipped topping:
1 litre whipping cream
1/8 cup water
300g dulce de leche
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
Check out the full recipe from our blog post: https://www.geesbees.ca/post/buckwheat-honey-cake-recipe
5. Honey Lavender Shortbread
The lavender honey cookies made by The Baker Upstairs are delicious! When we tried this recipe, we had to search around for culinary lavender...but eventually found some at the Natural Food Pantry in Ottawa.
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons wildflower honey
2 cups flour
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons dried lavender
For the full recipe, check out the Baker Upstairs blog at: https://www.thebakerupstairs.com/2015/12/honey-lavender-shortbread-cookies_16.html