Chances are that if you’re a honey lover, you’ve come across a new sensation that’s sweeping the topic – hot honey.
Hot honey is a great way to optimize your honey stash in order to create some delicious sauces that you can use for dipping chips, loading on pizzas, or drizzling over warm biscuits.
For all of you spice lovers out there, you simply have to try this recipe below, as it presents the perfect combination of sweet and savory that we absolutely adore.
It’s an incredibly easy to make and versatile product, and it lasts for a long time when stored properly.
But, just how exactly do you make hot honey? If you’ve found yourself asking this question, then don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Below, we’ve compiled a step by step guide that will take you through the whole hot honey making process.
To find out more, simply keep reading below, as we take a closer look.
What Is Hot Honey?
Now, before we jump straight in and start taking a look at how to make hot honey, let’s discuss what this food product really is.
Hot honey is essentially a spicy, hot condiment that you can use to work as a dip, drizzle over meat, or even employ within a dessert.
It’s a super tasty and versatile condiment, and goes with pretty much everything. In addition to all of this, it’s also a fantastic DIY gift that you can present to your friends.
Now, let’s get started with our ingredients list so that you know exactly what to purchase in order to make your hot honey.
We’ve provided some specifications next to each of the ingredients on our list, to give you some further guidance.
1 Cup Honey
The most important ingredient for making your hot honey.
You can use any kind of variety that you like, and we’d recommend just choosing your favorite brand so that you know you’ll be happy with the flavor.
The one thing we would recommend however, is choosing a variety of honey that’s slightly runnier, as this will make it easier to use as a condiment for drizzling over foods.
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
The next ingredient you’re going to need to grab hold of is the vinegar. The vinegar is responsible for giving it that flavorful acidic flavor that we adore.
We would recommend that you use apple cider vinegar, if you have any, because this will give it even more of a tang.
Alternatively, if you don’t have any vinegar in your cupboard, you can simply use some hot sauce instead.
1 Teaspoon Chilli Flakes
The next thing you’re going to need in order to create your hot honey, is some simple chili flakes.
There’s nothing special about this ingredient, but we’d recommend choosing dried chili flakes over fresh chillies, as the product will last for longer.
Method For Making Hot Honey
Now that we’ve covered the ingredients you’ll require in order to make hot honey, we can move on to discuss our method.
As we mentioned briefly in our introduction, hot honey is super easy to make, and you won’t struggle at all so long as you follow the instructions below.
The first thing you’re going to need to do is to gather your ingredients. You can measure these out beforehand for convenience purposes.
The amount you require will depend on how much hot honey you’re planning on making.
You’re also going to need to grab a medium saucepan, and bring this up to a medium heat on your stove top.
After you’ve gathered your ingredients and brought your pot to the correct temperature, you can then get started with making your hot honey.
The first thing you’re going to want to do is toss the chili flakes into the pan, and then throw in your vinegar and honey. You’re going to want to bring this to a little bit of a simmer, taking care not to allow it to boil.
You should see a few bubbles on the edge of the pot, this means that you’ve got it at the correct temperature.
You’re going to want to allow enough time for the chili flakes to infuse within the recipe, and this means leaving it to simmer for at least five minutes.
Make sure that you’re keeping a close eye on it the entire time, as honey can over-boil at an incredibly fast rate. Stir it with a wooden spoon frequently so that you can check on the texture and consistency.
After you’re satisfied that the chili flakes have had enough time to infuse their flavors into the honey, you can then take the pot off of the heat.
Use a small strainer in order to get rid of the chili flakes, and carefully pour it into your jar.
Storing Hot Honey
Hot honey will last for years if stored properly. Make sure that you’re keeping it in a cool dry place, and not in the refrigerator.
We’d recommend consuming within 6 months of opening in order to get the most out of the flavor.
To sum up, making hot honey couldn’t be easier. All you’ll require is three ingredients, and this recipe can be completed within just 20 minutes.