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A bowl of gourmet yogurt

I have two people to thank for this recipe: my good friend Brendan – who first introduced me to the concept of gourmet yogurt, and my wife, Heather – who makes this for me every single morning.

Here’s the recipe for the yogurt depicted above, but the beauty of this is that you can use whatever ingredients you have available to you. We usually have a bag of frozen berries in our freezer and then thaw a cup of them in the fridge every week.

Gourmet yogurt with honeycomb

  • A couple huge spoonfuls of Greek yogurt
  • 1 heaping spoonful of berries (thawed from frozen or fresh in the summer)
  • A half-dozen almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered probiotics
  • A huge pinch of ground flax seed
  • A hefty slice of honeycomb

You can, of course, use liquid honey as well, but I’ve recently been using whole honeycomb. The wax is fine to eat and you get the benefits of pure, raw honey, untouched by air, moisture, machines or heat. I mix up all the ingredients thoroughly and  enjoy as a side-dish at breakfast.

A stick of beeswax next to baking panA friend sent me an article from theKitchn.com today about using beeswax instead of grease or butter on cookie sheets, baking pans, etc. when baking. I have never heard of this so just like the author of the original article, it was news to me.

The article also claims that over time, the bakeware will retain a natural coating of beeswax so that waxing won’t always be necessary.

I’m intrigued and interested in trying this or hearing other people’s experiences. We’re right in the middle of a heat wave in Ontario right now and I don’t have air conditioning, so there will be no indoor baking until the weather cools down. However once the temperatures are back in a sane range, I’ll be sure to try this trick.

Have you ever heard of baking with beeswax instead of a grease? Have you tried it yourself? Leave a comment below.