The sweet, the savoury or simply when you have a chunk of cheese waiting in the wings and need an accompaniment. This infused honey will put a sprig into your step.

300 g



Skill level

Average: 5 (1 vote)


  • 300 ml honey 
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Orange peel, a couple of pieces 

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine honey, 2 tbsp water, rosemary leaves, bay leaf and orange peel. Bring it to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Let it cool to room temperature. You can strain the honey, but I often leave it all in there. Drizzle over stone fruits or over a chunk of your favourite cheese.


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