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Any thoughts about fig honey?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 30, 2012 at 5:04 AM

So, the other day, a friend cooked dinner for me, and she had make a dressing from olive oil, fig honey, and a bit of vinegar... She made the honey herself, it seems pretty simple (just water & dried figs), and I'm not a big fan of normal honey, so I was thinking about making some. But before I do, I figured I'd get a few thoughts about it. Thanks! :-)

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on September 02, 2012
at 02:17 AM

It sounds like a long process, but it's one of those things you can just leave and check every once in a while.... Like, I've been painting and cleaning while I've been making it. Hopefully all that makes sense, and sorry, been re-doing the house, thus the long response time.

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on September 02, 2012
at 02:13 AM

Place this liquid back into the pot and bring to the boil. (make sure you save the water they simmered in. I made the mistake of throwing it out my first try. -head desk-) If you want, you can strain the liquid they were boiled in to get all the tiny bits out. Let liquid simmer again just until you have a dense, honey-like syrup and place this into a container when cooled. You could also put it in sterilized jars and seal them as you would a jam if you want it to last longer.

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on September 02, 2012
at 02:12 AM

Place this liquid back into the pot and bring to the boil. (make sure you save the water they simmered in. I made the mistake of throwing it out my first try. -head desk-) If you want, you can strain the liquid they were boiled in to get all the tiny bits out.
Let liquid simmer again just until you have a dense, honey-like syrup and place this into a container when cooled. You could also put it in sterilized jars and seal them as you would a jam if you want it to last longer.

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on September 02, 2012
at 01:59 AM

This is the recipe she gave me: Cut figs in half & place in a large pot with plenty of water to cover. Bring water to a boil, then turn heat down, and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. (you can either use dried or ripe, but if you are using dried, you'll need more water, so you may need to keep adding water until they are soft) Take out figs, put them in a cheesecloth, take the corners of the cloth and tie them. Hang it from your sink’s tap and place a large bowl underneath to catch liquid. After they're cool, you can kind of ring them out to get all the liquid out.

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on August 30, 2012
at 02:28 PM

Boiling water? Do you steep them then blend them up? This sounds divine over a pork roast!

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on August 30, 2012
at 05:31 AM

Oh yes, definitely something to use in moderation... But holy cow it's tasty! Haha. I'm really looking forward to experimenting with it. And now that you've mentioned it, I think apples will be the "tester" food. :P

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on August 30, 2012
at 05:10 AM

That sounds freaking delicious! Just keep in mind that it's still a sweetener and so should be consumed with regard to your overall goals. :)

I'm totally thinking about all the awesome things that could go on. I bet it would be great drizzled over apple slices for dessert!

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on August 30, 2012
at 05:31 AM

Oh yes, definitely something to use in moderation... But holy cow it's tasty! Haha. I'm really looking forward to experimenting with it. And now that you've mentioned it, I think apples will be the "tester" food. :P

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on August 30, 2012
at 09:07 AM

Sounds like it would be delicious over a goats cheese, rocket and pear salad!

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