Dandelion Honey Recipe - The Magic of Weeds


The amount of times i've mown the dandelion flowers down in my garden over the years is insane! if you've done the same then stop and make some dandelion flower honey. It's great fun to make and simply delicious.

The floral scent of honey as the flowers bubble away on the stove is so intriguing and the taste has hints of honey and a slight chicory bitterness that works really well with the sweetness. This is technically not honey but a play with words. 

I use it to make dandelion flower madeleines you can  drizzle, stir in, sweeten and bake with just like you would with honey!



500g dandelion flower petals
4 lemon slices
1 litre water
500g golden granulated sugar
1 pinch sea salt


You can also watch my video recipe below and make sure you give it a thumbs up.

Place the dandelion petals, lemon and water in a pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the dandelion tea to infuse for a couple of hours.

Strain the dandelion tea into a clean pan and add the sugar and salt. Bring to the boil and cook until it reduces down and and starts to become thick and syrupy. Dip a spoon in the honey and pull it out. It should lightly coat the back of the spoon. Pour into sterilised jars, pop a lid on and leave to cool at room temperature.

The dandelion honey will last for 6 months and is best stored at room temperature.