Honey jars in the kitchen
If you have ever tasted raw or artisan-processed honey, you will know why Pooh Bear was so very fond of the stuff. Whilst commercially-produced honey is often a blended product that combines honey from a variety of sources to produce a mass-market item, artisan honey is in a different league altogether. In today’s post, we look at some uses for honey in the kitchen and at some of our jars that are suitable for honey.
Our range of honey jars
Whether you are fortunate enough to produce your own honey from beehives in your garden or allotment or simply like to buy the best honey you can find, decanting it into some high-quality jars will set it off nicely and make it look even more appealing on the breakfast table.
Our hexagonal jars work brilliantly for honey, with the hexagon shape mimicking the honeycomb in a beehive. We have hexagonal glass honey jars in a range of sizes, from 283ml jars down to individual portion jars of 45ml.
If the hexagonal glass honey jars are not quite what you are looking for, check out our 368ml honeycombed jar. This premium glass jar features a dimpled honeycomb design around the bottom and the neck of the jar, which gives it a quirky, fun feel.
Putting those honey jars to use
A lot of cooks use honey as a sweetener instead of sugar in desserts and baking, but there are so many other dishes you can use honey in. It can be used as the base for a rich and sticky marinade for all kinds of meat dishes, or as a delicious glaze. Try chicken kebabs in a honey and soy sauce marinade, or honey and garlic pork chops. Honey glazed hams are a common feature at Christmas and it is so easy to prepare your own, with results that will make your mouth water! If you do make a honey glaze or marinade, be careful not to let the honey burn – either cover the dish with tin foil whilst it is in the oven or drain off most of the marinade before cooking, pouring it over the meat once the dish is half cooked.
Another great use for honey is to make your own mustard. We will no doubt cover some great mustard recipes in depth in a future post, as homemade mustard is such a worthwhile project. It tastes far better than supermarket mustard and you can experiment to get the exact strength you like.
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