Earlier this week in Wisconsin, we were supposed to get somewhere in the range of 8-11 inches of snow dumped on us. Then, I woke up one morning and the alert was completely gone off my weather app, like somebody had waved a magic wand and made the snowstorm disappear. The truth is it shifted south (sorry, Chicago), but we somehow got lucky for, what feels like the 37th time this winter. Despite the mild winter, I’m still done with the cold and spent a lot of time the other day thinking about spring honey recipes. I use my baking and recipe exploration to get me jazzed for the upcoming season and I found some sweet recipes you can try out, too.
I hope you enjoy!
Yes, this is a recipe for pudding. I know pudding isn’t the sexiest of desserts, but hear me out! This recipe is creamy, smooth, and full of the fabulous flavor of honey. When you top it with fresh fruit and whipped cream, it’s the perfect dessert. Hot tip from Beepods: Make a big batch, put it in a pie crust, and top with whipped cream, a drizzle of honey, and chopped almonds. Perfection!
This is the kind of salad that has it all and will keep you full for hours. It’s quinoa-based and includes such delectable ingredients as bacon, fresh herbs, feta cheese, and pees. Pees just scream spring, don’t they? Honey finds its home in the vinaigrette for this salad and provides the perfect foil to all the salty, rich flavors of the salad itself.
The honey in this salad recipe isn’t the main star, but it pairs beautifully with the other elegant ingredients like beets, goats cheese, and walnuts. This is the kind of salad you imagine enjoying out on a patio while sipping a glass of sparkling lemonade (recipe not included).
A cake shaped like a beehive and flavored with honey? Sign us up! This honey-sweetened cake with tangy cream cheese buttercream is a real crowd-pleaser. There’s honey in every part of the cake and there are even instructions for making marzipan bees. How cute is that? Bake it, frost it and bring it to your next party or gathering.
Honey can be incredibly useful to bring out the flavor in otherwise savory foods. When you pair mustard with honey to season these chicken thighs AND add in some natural sweet spring veggies like peas, it all just works. Plus, it’s an entire meal baked in one dish.
For those who love Mediterranean flavors, this Feta, Honey, and Date spread will satisfy any hankerings you have. You can eat it with anything, really. Try it spread on toast, use it as a dip for grilled meat or veggies. The options only end with your imagination.
Pi day is coming up and it’s not a holiday to sleep on. It’s a day to celebrate pie! (As if we needed an excuse.) If you’ve never dabbled in honey pie, I highly recommend you do so this weekend. It’s creamy, sweet, and salty, which means it’s got dimension.
This is a shortcake recipe for the gluten avoidant or the gluten conscious – it’s gluten-free and comes from a former professional pastry chef who knows her way around flours. Fresh berries and herbs are the perfect way to start reacquainting yourself with spring.
Whether you get another snowstorm between today and March 19th, you can still let yourself get pumped about spring. It’s the best time to make spring honey recipes and get excited for beekeeping season to rev up again.