I was watching endless amounts of youtube videos one day as one does, and I came upon this Pizza Restaurant who uses a hot honey to finished one of their pizzas and I had a lightbulb moment. Must. Make. That! As I’m sure you all know I’m a bit of a condiment queen as I do truly believe they can take any meh dish to something amazing and push it right over the edge and this is no exception! I’ve been using it on as many things as I can and it has not disappointed. Pizza (of course), roasted veggies, pairs extremely well with most cheese for the charcuterie board of your dreams. I also made these jalapeño cornbread muffins and boy did it ever elevate that as well!
The whole thing takes about 10 minutes from start to finish and lasts for a while in the cupboard, but it won’t last that long if I’m being honest as you’ll likely use it in copious amounts in no time. I made my first ever cooking video for this one (the stifness I tell ya!) but it will help with the process and you can find that HERE.
The spice level can be up to you! I prefer very spicy things so I would suggest halving the amount of chilies if you’re not super into spicy things, but I will say it’s super mild once it cools off so if you’d like to give it a shot I would say go for it!
- 9 Birds eye chilies or green chilies
- 2 tbsp Red Chili Flakes
- 1 jar Locally sourced Honey Try to find one in a resealable glass bottle so you can use the same jar for storage
- Cut up Birds eye chilies, sliced and seeds is fine, doesn't need to be too fancy
- Add chilies and red pepper flakes to saucepan then add honey, use a spatula to get every last drop
- Set stovetop to medium low, let sit for a few minutes and stir to incorporate
- Let the honey and peppers infuse for a few minutes, about 3-5
- Once the honey is nice and liquified, remove from heat and let it cool down a bit
- One cooled down, strain all peppers and seeds with fine mesh strainer and place remaining honey back in the jar
- Jar can be stored in the cupboard for a few months or until it's all gone, if becomes crystallized simply warm up the honey jar in warm water bath