I am hesitative with the title for this gift jars. ‘Honey Pots’ pretty much sounds like drunk Pooh Bear reaching into his cupboards and accidentialy handing out his winter stash (couldn’t help but laugh hard at this photo).
Regardless of the strange title, these jars hold together everything that is nice in my book. There is good quality honey, lemon rind, there are spices, vanilla and nuts.
It is enough to make a bowl of yoghurt (or porridge by that means) a real feast, something I wish upon every friend at breakfast.
The inspiration for this creation came from this very pretty blog post.
I have made these with honey that I brought from Thailand (they came in huge bottles and were sold as a project supporting the rainforest, no idea how legitimate that really was, but I love the idea). I thought it was awesome to incorporate memories and such a special product in a gift for family and friends.
Luckily and charmingly enough Anton’s Omas are having a real sweet tooth. I am not sure whether this would be suitable to put into a cup of tea, but I would simply eat it out of the jar or on top of some kasha.
I think everything would taste nice in these pots, and I would advise you to put into it what suits your taste and what is easy to find. The vanilla beans I have put into the jars is for example originating from a holiday to Indonesia, and I wouldn’t necessarily buy something that expensive only to put it in this jars, but in this case I simply had it lying around and they were soft and shiny enough to incorporate in the honey. Other options are for example to use different nuts, spices (think of cinnamon sticks, cloves, orange rind, pepper corns or cardamom pods).
Just have fun with it and spoil your friends or Omas a bit. 🙂
For 1 pint jar, easily multiplied.
- 400 grams of honey
- Spices (I used 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds, 1 teaspoon of anise seeds, 1 star anise, 1/2 vanilla bean – for example after using them for making vanilla essence)
- 100 grams of nuts (I used a mixture of different nuts, as well as only walnuts)
Simply put all together in a jar and pour the honey on top of it. Enjoy!