Summer is the perfect time to harvest red clovers highly scented pretty pink flowers that adorn our grassy meadows and verges.
Here’s how to make a beautifully infused honey to drizzle on your toast or yoghurt, add to teas as a sweetener, use in dressings or just eat directly from the jar while no ones looking!
Making Red Clover honey is as simple as …
picking yourself some dry, sun-warmed flowers and popping them in a clean jar. Use a good local runny honey to cover the flowers and give it all a good poke and a prod with a chopstick or spoon; you want to get rid of any air bubbles and make sure your flowers are submerged in the honey, pop a lid on and allow the clover and honey to do their magic for about 2-3 weeks, giving it a shake every now and then. To use: you can either enjoy the honey and flowers directly from the jar or you can strain your honey through a sieve, which will remove the flowers.
Note: it makes it a lot easier to strain your honey if you gently warm the jar first, a jug and warm water work well.