This is a poor man's honey made from dandelion flowers and sugar rather than made by bees, but although it may not be true honey, it really does look and more importantly, taste like honey. It's vegan too.
Simmer dandelion heads and lemon in water for 20 minutes in a covered pan. Pour into a glass bowl and cover. Leave to steep overnight.
Pour through a sieve extracting the liquid by pressing down with a spoon to make about 750ml.
Discard the flowers and simmer the liquid in an uncovered pan with the sugar (same number of grams of sugar as mls of liquid) for about 45 minutes or until the mixture becomes syrupy and drips slowly off a spoon.
Ideally, all green parts of the dandelion flower would be removed to avoid bitterness. I have never done that as it's just too time consuming and I'm happy with the result.Requires foraging for dandelions and overnight soaking.Makes 2 jars.If well sealed, will keep in the fridge for at least a year.Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They’re approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.