With the upcoming holy days arriving with the waxing moon crescent, we have added a new recipe to our list of healthy treats. Personally, I have been using these candies as a little reward for attentive ears during Torah readings. Especially when listening in Hebrew! And I handsomely reward myself as well, naturally...::slyly grinning::
So here are the scrumptious details:
1 cup of honey
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup of nut butter (I use almond butter myself)
1. Pour the honey into a heavy saucepan.
2. Place the pan over medium heat until mixture starts to boil. Adjust the heat lower (if needed) and let boil until honey reaches 300 degrees F (aka the "hard crack stage."). This takes around twenty minutes.
3. Remove from heat, add vanilla and nut butter.
4. Stir thoroughly then immediately pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
5. Place in freezer or refrigerator to cool.
6. Once completely chilled, break into long strips, then break those again into smaller, bite-sized pieces. Store in freezer.
(This recipe comes from a book called "Grain Free Gourmet" by Jodi Bager and Jenni Lass. I saw this posted on thenerdyfarmer.com. Check both resources out for additional recipe details and treats!)
Another honey candy to check out is "pasteli," a Greek variety of honey and sesame seeds. Yum! Check out this recipe that only takes 10 minutes to make:
And chew on this little bit of Hebrew:
Bees in Hebrew are "Deborim" or Dalet, Bet, Vav, Resh, Yod, and Mem. The root of this word is "dabar," or "to speak." So don't just ingest the sweetness of His Word, remember to speak it with that holy vessel!
Enjoy this season of rejoicing with your families, ladies!
*Please remember that though we may face trials during this season (this seems indicative of all who are called Israel at the present time), we are COMMANDED to rejoice, especially during certain moedim (YHVH's appointed times). YHVH will fight for us (both Jew and Gentile who call on His name) as the enemy encamps around us. We need only be still, obey and get our worship on because He WILL (and has always been there to) save us!