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New recipes – courtesy of Knead Bakery!

We’re back with more honey recipes for you—this time courtesy of our pal Ryan Faull, owner of Cape Town’s beloved Knead Bakery, a Honeybee Heroes supporter from the very beginning, and one of our very first adopted hives!

Ryan and our founder Chris became friends in early 2020, right when Chris was starting up Honeybee Heroes. Ryan has been a wonderful supporter of our work from the very beginning, and Chris considers him one of the organisation’s founding partners. Now, Knead Bakery stocks exclusively Honeybee Heroes honey, which they use to make all of their tasty treats. You can also buy our honey over the counter at their cafés.

If you haven’t already, we highly recommend stopping into their twelve locations around Cape Town and surrounds. But in the meantime, why not try out one of these honey-forward Knead Bakery recipes at home?

Danish feta and creamed honey dip

This feta and honey appetizers pairs great with one of Knead Bakery’s heavenly freshly-baked breads (fresh or toasted) or dipped with cold veggies.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 100 grams of a good smooth and soft danish feta

  • 15 to 25 grams of Honeybee Heroes honey

  • Pinch of black pepper

  • Drizzle of olive oil

Place the first two ingredients into a bowl and mix with a fork, then crack some fresh black pepper over the top. Place into some wax paper or baking paper and roll it up into a cylinder shape and twist the ends like a big sweet. Leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour to set properly. To serve, unwrap and place on a serving board, and top with a drizzle of olive oil.

Honey mustard dressing

Whip up this easy honey mustard dressing just before dinner, or pre-make a big jar of it and store it in your fridge.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard

  • ¼ cup Honeybee Heroes honey

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar or grape vinegar

  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil, olive oil blend, or a vegetable oil

  • 1.5 teaspoons of salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • Thyme to taste

Place all ingredients into a bowl and whisk together (pro tip: you can also use a drinks shaker or blender).

Knead Bakery’s butter chicken

Every South African household needs a good butter chicken recipe. In Knead’s famous butter chicken, Ryan uses honey to add a little sweetness and round out all of the amazing flavours. We bet your dinner guests will be going back for seconds!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Part One:

  • 800 grams of chicken breast, cut into bite-size cubes

  • 120 ml full-cream yoghurt

  • 50 grams fresh ginger, grated

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 20 grams fresh coriander, chopped

  • 20 grams Peri Peri or chilli powder

Part Two:

  • 70 grams finely chopped onion

  • 40 ml of olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 20 grams fresh ginger, grated

  • 10 grams turmeric

  • 10 grams ground cumin

  • 10 grams garam masala

  • 50 grams tomato paste

  • 4 bay leaves

  • 2 grams curry leaves

  • 250 ml cream

  • 300 ml water

  • 40 grams Honeybee Heroes honey

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Part Three:

  • 2 tomatoes, diced, to garnish

  • 20 grams fresh coriander leaves, to garnish

  • 300 ml yoghurt, to garnish

Part 1

Place the chicken, yoghurt, ginger, garlic, chopped coriander and Peri Peri or chili powder in a bowl and mix together. Leave to marinate for 2 hours.

Part 2

Sauté the onion in the olive oil until soft. Add the garlic and ginger and soften slightly. Dry-fry the turmeric, cumin and garam masala in a separate pan. Add the dry spices to the onion mix and cook for a minute. Add the tomato paste and stir in. Add the bay and curry leaves. Add the cream and water and bring to the boil. Simmer until slightly thickened. Stir in the honey and season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool down.

Part 3

Place the marinated chicken, with any leftover marinade, into the source. Bring to a simmer and cook gently until the chicken is tender and cooked through (about 10-15 minutes). Top with tomato, coriander and yoghurt for serving.

Don’t forget to tag Knead Bakery (kneadbakery) and Honeybee Heroes (honeybeeheroes) in your Instagram posts showing off your culinary creations!

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