Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cooking with Honey Class

I just finished teaching my first Cooking with Honey class and I think it was a success. It was a lot of fun anyway.  Some old friends came back, we met some new ones, the evening was fun.  It usually is when you put a bunch of beekeepers in the same room.

Here I am teaching my first Cooking with Honey class

We also did candlemaking that night.  Our good friend Angela Faulkner came in and demonstrated how to use beeswax to create candles.  Then we all got to make a rolled candle.

Angela and Leah setting up the candle display

And lastly, as if that wasn't enough, we did some honey sampling.  We had samples from all over the US - from orange blossoms in Florida, to mountain honey from Kentucky and then some international flavors--from Germany and France. 

Folks really enjoyed tasting different varieties of honey.
And as promised, here is the honey cheesecake recipe I made that night.

It is so simple.  You place a vanilla wafer in an individual cupcake liner in the muffin pan.  Next, you cream 2 softened packages of 8 oz cream cheese with 2/3 c honey.  You add 2 eggs into the mix, dash of vanilla, then place some of the mixture over the vanilla wafers.  You bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Easy. Top with cherry pie filling.  Enjoy! And thanks to you all who came.  

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