Honey can be used in many ways. It can serve as a raw material in the preparation of food, drinks or pastries. But also in direct form as a sandwich spread, on pancakes or in tea. Preferably use a dark spicy type of honey (often cheaper) for biscuits or pastries. This way the fragrant honey flavor penetrates more easily. In addition, biscuits or pastries made with honey remain fresh for longer.
Manuka mixed berry smoothie recipe
- 2 cups of crushed ice.
- 2 cups of mixed berries fresh or frozen raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or strawberries.
- 1 cup of unsweetened apple juice.
- 2 passion fruit.
- 2 generous tablespoons of Manuka Honey.
- Add layers of ice and fruit in a blender.
- Add apple juice, passion fruit and Manuka Honey. Cover and mix. Serve immediately.
Granola is a healthy, natural, nutritious breakfast and unlike toasted muesli, it is made with Manuka honey and divided into small groups of crunchy, like little biscuits.
Also for a small snack and it is ideal for children in lunch boxes.
For breakfast, it is best served with stewed or fresh fruit and yogurt.
- 6 cups organic oatmeal.
- 1/2 cup organic pumpkin seeds.
- 1/2 cup organic sunflower seeds.
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
- 1/2 cup raw organic ground almonds.
- 1 cup Manuka Honey.
- 3/4 cup light organic cold-pressed oil.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees (350 F) Combine first 5 ingredients in large bowl and mix. Stir oil and honey in a saucepan and slowly heat over low heat until honey has melted and combined. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix. Separate the granola between two baking trays lined with nonstick parchment paper and spread evenly.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely before breaking and store in an airtight jars.
Pour the oil into the cup before using the honey. Quickly pour the honey into the cup that is coated in the oil. Dried fruits can be added to the granola after cooking and cooled completely. If the crunch gets softer, return to oven at 180 degrees for 5 minutes. Cool completely before using. But if dried fruits have been added before, you cannot heat with muesli.
Smoked Chicken with Bacon Sandwiches.
- Butter for spreading 3 strips of bacon.
- 125 g cream cheese.
- 2 teaspoon coarse mustard.
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest.
- 1 tablespoon Manuka honey.
- 1/2 a smoked chicken fillet.
- 20 slices of sandwich sliced bread (I don’t like used white bread so I use a light grain bread).
- 1 cup of young spinach.
- 1 cup of coarsely chopped watercress.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Combine bacon, cream cheese, mustard, lemon zest, honey and chicken in a food processor and mix until smooth but not too smooth.
To make sandwiches, butter bread slices, top each slice with a generous amount of chicken mixture, top with cress and baby spinach, top with a slice of bread with butter.
Remove the crusts (easier with a serrated knife) and slice in a diagonal to make two triangles.
Place one sandwich triangle on top of the other and prick with a large toothpick.
Serve and garnish with a little garden cress.
Salmon and Manuka honey.
For 4 people
- Manuka Honey.
- 2 cm inches of fresh ginger root
- 2 cloves of crushed garlic.
- ¼ cup soy sauce.
- Juice of 1 orange.
- 3 generous tablespoons Manuka Honey.
- 2 spring onions sea salt and pepper.
- 600 g salmon fillet.
Marinade of minced ginger, garlic, soy sauce, orange juice, honey and finely chopped spring onions and mix well until a mixture is formed.
Place the salmon skin side up in the marinade and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning the salmon a few times.
Preheat the oven to 180C oiled skillet for a few seconds until salmon is a rich golden color and lightly caramelized.
Season with sea salt and pepper.
Manuka Honey Cheesecake.
This fruity summer cheesecake can be prepared a day ahead.
- 4 lemon biscuits.
- 140 grams of full-fat cheese.
- 50 ml whipped cream.
- 1 tablespoon of caster sugar.
- 3 tablespoon of Manuka honey.
- 125 gram tray of raspberries.
- Mulled wine and Manuka Honey
- 2 bottles of red wine. (I used a Shiraz).
- 4 small oranges.
- 1 lemon.
- 12 cloves.
- 2 cinnamon sticks.
- A piece of ginger root about 2 cm, cut into 2.6 tablespoons Manuka Honey.
- The ingredients can be placed directly in a pan (no aluminum).
- Grate the zest of 1 orange, then juice it.
- Cut the last orange and lemon into rings.
- Add the wine, cinnamon sticks, and ginger and put on low heat.
- Heat the contents to just below simmer for 20 minutes.
- DO NOT boil as this will remove the alcohol and create a bitter taste.
- Remove from heat and stir in the Manuka honey.
- Cool a bit, strain it, and pour it back into the jar with the orange and lemon slices.