It's time to make Dandelion Honey! Little girls gather baskets full of them out under a warm sun.
You need about 250 grams of dandelion flower to make this recipe. That means about one basketful. So, in order to get this...
You need to do this!
We cut off the stems and the thickest green part of the head. You can easily leave a bit of green on... perfectionists should NOT make this otherwise you will go stark raving mad!
In a large pot, drop your 250 grams of dandelion.
2.5 liters of water
the juice from 3 oranges and 2 lemons
And cook for 1.5 hours. Strain with cheesecloth.
Pour back into your washed-out pot, add 1:1 sugar and cook for one hour. Before boiling, I add fruit pectin to help thicken things up a bit.
After it's been boiling long enough (and you've had your feet up on the couch with a glass of strawberry wine ... waiting) pour it into sterilized jars and Voilà!