Honey spoons for tea make an excellent addition to a custom gift basket or as a special treat for a tea drinker. After the finished honey spoons harden, you can individually wrap them in cellophane and fasten a decorative ribbon around the neck. The recipe can be customized by adding a drop or two of flavored essence while the mixture is cooling.
Things You'll Need
1/2 c. honey
2 c. sugar
1 tbsp. white vinegar
1/4 c. water
Cookie sheet or foil pan
Combine the honey, sugar, vinegar and water in a heavy saucepan. Blend and heat to boiling, stirring continuously. Use a wooden sppon, not metal.
Over medium heat, bring the mixture to hard crack stage, which is between 290 and 310 degrees on the candy thermometer. Do not let the mixture splash up the sides of the pan, which will cause it to crystallize. Wipe down the sides of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in cool water.
When the mixture reaches the hard crack stage, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool. As it cools you can add a drop or so of flavored essence, if desired. When the mixture cools, dip each spoon into the pan, covering and filling the bowl end of the spoon.
Set the filled spoon on a cookie sheet or pan that has been treated with nonstick spray. After the honey hardens and dries, individually wrap the spoons.