I often happen to open a jar of honey, during the winter months especially to cure hoarseness and sore throat. Then I leave them open for weeks, even months, and I always end up throwing it all away.
As I loathe throwing the food in the bin, with the remains of a jar of honey and of the wholemeal flour I used to bake the cinnamon bread (you will find the pic on my Instagram account, I will in short post the recipe too in this blog), I bake these delicious cookies with honey, perfect for tea and for the first autumn mornings. They’re awfully simple too.
90 gr of honey
45 ml of oil (I used sunflower oil)
250 gr of wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
50 gr of candied orange peel (if you can’t find it, the peel of one orange will do)
Mix in a bowl the egg with the honey and the oil. When these ingredients are all mixed, add the flour and the baking powder little by little (we want to avoid unpleasant lumps). Last but not least the peel. Mix everything together until you get a homogeneous and soft consistency.
Form little balls from dough and put them on a baking tray, covered with greaseproof paper. Before putting them in the oven, slightly press the dough balls with the palm of your hand. You may want to decorate them – anything you like. I just pressed the prongs of a fork to draw a stylized ear (not such a work of art!).
Put in the oven at 160 degrees for 16 minutes and serve them only at room temperature.