*post contains items gifted for use in a post, all images and opinions are my own*
In the Winter, in my opinion there’s no better meal than a big fat roast dinner. A tonne of spuds, a stack of veg dripping with gravy – a British classic!
I understand it can seem a bit boring at times like, ew boiled veg can be rank. So, I decided when I had the chance to pick an item for review from buywholefoodsonline.co.uk I had to have a product which is already a staple in my cupboard – honey.
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With the honey, I thought I’d rustle up some honey and orange roasted carrots and parsnips. Firstly, I did try it on my cereal and in a cuppa. I LOVE IT. This honey is not overly sweet (some are so artificial), or overly fragrant (manuka is like perfume!). I knew if it passed the taste test raw it would cook like a dream, and indeed I was correct!
Before we get to the recipe, here’s a bit more information about the honey – “Bulgaria is one of the world’s most suitable countries for producing honey due to the warm climate and vast plant life. Our raw Linden Bulgarian honey is considered one of the finest honeys available and is a very popular choice amongst customers thanks to its distinct fragrant taste and subtle spice. With its unique flavour this honey is perfect for an array of cooking and baking.”
Preparation and Serving
10 minutes preparation
30 minutes cooking
4 large tablespoons of honey
50ml approx of rapeseed oil (or your choice of cooking oil)
Salt and Pepper
Pre-heat your oven to about 180 degrees or gas mark 6.
Peel all your vegetables and cut them in to quarters, or even sized pieces. Bring to the boil and cook until soft but not mushy , this should take between 5-7 minutes.
Drain your vegetables and lie them flat and evenly spaced on a roasting dish, Cook for around 5-8 minutes in a preheated oven.
While the vegetables dehydrate, mix the juice of one and a half large oranges with 4 tablespoons of honey.
Take your roasting dish out the oven, drizzle the vegetables with the oil and season as desired with salt and pepper. Cook for a further 10 minutes.
Take the vegetables out again and cover them with the honey and orange mixture, Be sure to move them about the tray to make sure they’re evenly covered in the juice mixture. Cook for a further 8 minutes.
Serve with a stack of roasties and some yummy gravy! You can cook and season as you wish, different cookers and personal preference dictate a lot of how nice a person will find a dish but be sure to add the honey and juice mix at the end no matter what, as honey can burn.
I found this dish to be sooooo tasty. The honey is not too sweet, but really subtle, you can tell it is natural and not artificial in any way. It complimented the vegetables so well, and bonus – it’s delightful with everything so I’m off to make a brew with this!
Pooh Bear x