Using honey it is easy to preserve the fresh fruity flavours of summer! Honey is a powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial, and it is a perfect substance for preserving delicious summer berries at the height of their season, no canning required! The process is incredibly simple, so let's get started.
This instructable will guide you through the process of making raw strawberry honey, for a cooked berry honey how-to and many more canning and preserving recipes, check out my blog: the11thapartment.blogspot.ca
Step 1: Gather Supplies
1. 500g Honey (any honey is fine but raw honey is a nice choice)
2. 160g Pesticide free strawberries
3. A pint sized mason jar
4. Blender or food processor
Step 2: Prepare the Berries
Wash and remove the stems of the berries. Weigh out approximately 160g of stemmed berries. Puree the strawberries in the blender, food processor or even by hand. Just be sure not to add any water, adding water will dilute the honey which can lead to unwanted fermentation.
Step 3: Mix It Up
Empty the honey from the jar into a bowl. Add the berry purée and mix. Pour the mix into the pint sized mason jar and seal with a lid.
Step 4: Details
The jar of honey will be shelf stable as is. No canning required!
For this recipe we have used a ratio of 3:1 honey to berries. But you can put in as many berries as you like up to a ratio of 1:1 equal parts by weight honey to berries. Experiment and see what works for you.