søndag den 22. juni 2014

Mere om honning -- More on Honey

     Honning lige fra bierne er flydende, lige til at hæld over sine jordbær eller på pandekagerne. Men det bliver den ikke ved med at være. Hvis jeg lader den stå vil den ende med at blive en stor sukkerkrystal, nærmest som kandis. 

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Honey straight from the bees is transparent and liquid, wonderful for pancakes and strawberries, but it does not stay like this. Left alone it will crystallize, eventually turning into one big sugar crystal.
  • Nu skal honningen røres, den er let uklar her, men stadig flydende.  Vi plejer at vente længere.
  • Time for stirring. This honey is a bit opaque, but still quite liquid. Normally we wait some days yet. 

     Når der er gået et stykke tid - for rapshonning som denne her er uges tid - bliver honningen mere tyktflydende og uklar. Det er tid til at røre. Så skifter honningen udseende og sjovt nok også smag. Så er det den honning, vi kender, hvid og hård, perfekt på et stykke brød. 

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When some time has elapsed - for canola honey round a fortnight -  the honey becomes semi-transparent and thicker. It's time for some stirring. This makes the honey change colour and taste as well, turning it into normal Danish honey, white and hard, ideal for toast.
  • Efter 2 minutter er honningen mælkeagtig. 
  • After 2 minutes the honey is already changing colour and texture. 
     Al dansk honning - undtagen  lynghonning - krystalliserer på grund af det store indhold af druesukker fra raps og/eller mælkebøtter. Andre landes flydende honning kan ikke lade sig gøre her.

All Danish honey eventually turn hard. It's a question of sugar types. Fruit sugar (as in acacias) stay liquid, and dextrose (as from canola and dandelions) crystallize. And as you cannot avoid these two flowers in Denmark, al honey here is hard and more or less white.
  • Efter 5 minutter er den helt hvid og ugennemsigtig. Nu kan Uglemor allerbedst lide den. 
  • Afer 5 minutses it's opaque and  whitish. That's the way  MotherOwl likes her honey best.

4 kommentarer:

  1. Uglemor,

    Thanks for explaining about your honey. I learnt lots by reading your post! It's been a long time since I last ate solid honey. You are right. All our honey is liquid.

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    1. Yes Australian honey is liquid. I know because of the FODMAp-diet. It is invented by Australians, and they say honey in no-go. But I've found out that they of course have tested Australian honey, and that many Danish honeytypes are OK to eat. Happy me!

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