Homemade Honey Sticks

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Homemade Honey Sticks

[Photographs: Kerry Saretsky]

The honey sticks you get when apple picking--only good and homemade and stickier.

About the author: Kerry Saretsky is the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way. She also writes the French in a Flash series for Serious Eats.

  • Yield:serves a party
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Acacia honey
  • Excellent quality different-flavored extracts, such as orange, lemon, almond, vanilla, peppermint, and strawberry

Directions

  1. 1.

    This is less of a recipe than a method. Press the bottom of the drinking straw so that two opposite sides of the straw meet. Tape to secure. Trip off the bendy top of the straw. Using honey in a squeezable plastic bottle makes this infinitely less difficult. Stick the open end of the straw inside the honey bottle, turn the bottle upside down, and gently fill the straw about 4/5 of the way up with honey. Use the pipette (or a steady hand) to add 4 or 5 drops of extract into the straw, and massage it a bit into the honey. Use different colored straws for different flavors, and make as many or as few as you want. One word of caution: don't make these too far in advance. One night out on the counter and the honey will seep through the tape on the bottom of the straws.