Orange marmalade may be sweet, but it also offers an underlying bitterness reminiscent of burnt caramel. Lemon juice helps the citrus sing while honey mellows the whole thing out in this intensely flavorful vodka sour. It's the kind of versatile cocktail that's equally appropriate day or night, all year round.
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This drink blends bourbon, lemon juice, and honey syrup for a whiskey-laced spin on the Bee's Knees.
If you've never heard of kimchi paste, you're not alone. It's a simple combination of red pepper flakes, garlic, ginger, sugar, lime juice, water, salt, and fish sauce, but the easiest way to get it is to buy it at Korean grocers and Asian specialty markets, where it's often labeled as "kimchi base." It's punchy and sharp, tangy, and incredibly invigorating. To turn it into a dip for dumplings, we temper it with honey, sesame seeds, and melted butter to create a smooth sauce that's intensely sweet, spicy, buttery, and just a little nutty all at once.
This almond cake may be healthy, at least as far as desserts go, but that's just an incidental benefit. What matters most is how light, tender, and delicious it is. The secret to its success: beating the egg whites properly. Here's how.
When fruit is at its peak, it's best served simply; something that Paris Pastry Club author Fanny Zanotti knows well. This recipe for mead-baked peaches comes from a childhood memory of picking peaches in an orchard, and having them prepared just this way for dessert. The tangy yogurt is a lovely counterpoint to the soft, yielding flesh of the peaches. Crunchy honeycomb candy echoes the notes of honey in the mead, and provides a pleasant crunch.
These rich blondies are flavored with honey, studded with dried cherries, and topped with salty, crunchy Marcona almonds. They'll satisfy fruit and nut lovers alike.
Sometimes simplest really is best: sweet cream ice cream bulked up with fresh bits of chopped honeycomb candy. It's a strong hit of caramel flavor, with the delicate sweetness of cold, fresh cream.
Honey is the perfect mildly sweet flavoring to these earthy, moist corn muffins
The herbal side of gin complements the chamomile in this simple cocktail. Honey adds depth to the flavor.
Sriracha and ketchup together make a great condiment, but add a little honey for some contrast with the heat, rice vinegar for extra tang, and lime and cilantro for freshness, and it's pretty killer.
These soft and chewy flatbreads are accompanied by an easy, but addictive, salted honey butter.
This ice cream is all about balance: heady saffron, floral honey, and bittersweet orange zest.
Marmalade might not contain any whole grains, but it certainly makes a great accompaniment to many of the grain-based recipes in Megan Gordon's new cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings. Spread over buttered toast, drizzled on buckwheat pancakes, or stirred into a bowl of oatmeal, this bright citrusy preserve is a perfect antidote to winter.
Caramelized oven-charred carrots are finished with tangy feta for a refreshing change of pace.
These addictively crispy, chewy balls are full of my favorite combinations: dark chocolate-cranberry, honey-salt, and nut butters with a crunchy texture.
Sometimes recipes reflect the weather. Take Desserts for Every Season's buckwheat honey ice cream. Its earthy chill mimics fall rather well. Drizzle warmed honey on top for a sweet reprieve.
Three kinds of nuts in the filling and a soaking in rosewater syrup makes this a Middle Eastern gem.
These easy whole wheat buns pair nicely with sweet honey butter. Add a sprinkle of flour de sel if you like your breakfast salty-sweet.
Carrots are tossed in a potent mixture of olive oil, balsamic, and honey before throwing them in a hot oven until they've turned spotty brown and just barely tender. The floral honey complements the natural sweetness of the carrots, and then the balsamic adds zip to keep the sugar in check. If you use a honey and a balsamic with character, you won't regret it—the carrots are more like a provocative dessert you get to eat for dinner.