Autumn Heather is one of the most nutritious honey varieties. A compact, partly crystallised honey because of its high pollen content, it is orange to dark amber in colour. This distinctive woody aromatic honey leaves a smoky, mildly sweet aftertaste, reminiscent to buttery caramel. It is delicious on ice cream or in Greek Yogurt, and because of its strong flavor is often used to create unique and distinctive dishes.
How to Decrystallise Honey
1) Hot Water
Use a pan or stainless steel pot. Place the closed jar of honey in the pot and fill it up with hot (not boiling!) water up to where the honey is in the jar. Wait until the water is cool. Subjecting honey to too much heat would destroy its live enzymes. Lift the jar out of the pan of water and stir. If there are still crystals in the honey, repeat the process. When the honey is liquid, use as you normally would.
2) In A Slow Cooker
Place open jars of honey in your slow cooker and leave on low for 8 hours or so. No water is necessary, you can do this dry. Leave the honey in the slow cooker for longer if there are still honey crystals present.
Don’t Microwave Crystallized Honey!