What Is Creamed Honey?

When developing our Crumpets recipe, we discovered a new favorite condiment to spread over these yeasted rounds: creamed honey. Made by processing regular honey to encourage the formation of tiny crystals that give it a thick, supersmooth consistency, creamed honey (also known as spun honey) is great for smearing over anything that needs a sweet boost. Its thickness is a particular asset in a peanut butter and honey sandwich because it stays in place instead of being absorbed into the bread or dripping out. It works well on a cheese board, too, especially when paired with sharp cheddar or tangy blue cheese. You can also use it to make a thicker, creamier honey mustard spread: Combine 1 tablespoon of dry mustard with 1½ teaspoons of water and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes before stirring in ⅓ cup of creamed honey. Avoid applying creamed honey to overly hot foods (such as a hot ham). If it gets too hot, the crystals will melt and the honey will revert to its liquid state.

Creamed honey is made by processing regular honey to encourage the formation of tiny crystals that give it a thick consistency.

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