|Honey Bees in the Hive|
Today, August 17, 2013, is National “Honey Bee Day” I’ve learned. And that’s a good thing. We all benefit from the work of honey bees, but may not know a lot about these vital insects. I’m sure there’s lots of websites for factual and educational information about bees, but I’ve decided to celebrate this national holiday by sharing a recipe!
This recipe for Honey Butter Ambrosia came to me via one of my favorite blogs, “One Good Thing by Jillee” please check it out! Comments about the recipe that I found helpful were to (1) use less sugar & (2) add 1 teaspoon vanilla. I’m taking both of those suggestions. If you try this Honey Ambrosia recipe; let me know what you think!
1 cup honey (local, if it’s available)
1 cup cream
1 cup sugar (try 1/2 cup, if you like)
3 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
Put the honey, cream, and sugar in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Let it cool a bit and then pour it over the softened butter in a blender. Blend until the mixture is well combined. Pour it into (canning/ jelly?) jars. Cool. Refrigerate.
Notes: I have to wonder if cinnamon wouldn’t be a nice addition (instead of the vanilla?) to add a hint of spice. Luscious on biscuits, waffles or pancakes, ice cream – perhaps with nuts – use your imagination. Enjoy on National Honey Bee Day or any day!
When you visit Jillee’s blog, she has some charming labels that you can download for free so you can give the Honey Butter Ambrosia as a gift. Sweet!
Carol & Gus, Innkeepers
an Ocean City NJ Bed and Breakfast