meant to bee

Honey themed wedding

Cinnamon Honey Salad Croutons 

  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups cubed cinnamon-raisin bread, crust removed

Combine melted butter and honey; mix well. Combine with cinnamon-raisin bread; toss until cubes are coated. Spread out on baking sheet and bake at 275°F 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp and lightly toasted.

Honey Blossom Cocktail 

  • 1 oz. rum
  • 5 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. Honey Simple Syrup (honey and water)

Mix 4 parts honey to 1 part hot water in a saucepan. Heat gently over medium-low heat until the mixture reaches a simmer. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. To store, transfer the syrup to a squeeze bottle or covered drink pourer for easy pouring. Store at room temperature.Build in order over ice in a 12-oz. glass and stir.

Honey Baked Apples 

  • 1/2 cup honey, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • cinnamon
  • 4 baking apples, pared 1/3 way down from top and cored

Blend 1/4 cup honey with orange peel and cinnamon; set aside. Arrange apples in 9-inch round or 8-inch square microwave-safe baking dish. Fill center of each apple with 1 tablespoon honey mixture. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave on HIGH (100%) until almost tender; rotate dish 1/4 turn halfway through cooking time. Drizzle remaining honey over apples and allow to stand 2 to 3 minutes.

Cinnamon Honey Buns 

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened and divided
  • 1/2 cup honey, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts, optional
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 lb. frozen bread dough, thawed according to package directions
  • 2/3 cup raisins

Grease 12 muffin cups with 1 Tablespoon butter. To prepare honey nut topping, mix together 1 Tablespoon butter, 1/4 cup honey and chopped nuts. Place 1 teaspoon topping in each muffin cup. To prepare filling, mix together remaining 2 Tablespoons butter, remaining 1/4 cup honey and cinnamon. Roll out bread dough onto floured surface into 18 x 8-inch rectangle. Spread filling evenly over dough. Sprinkle evenly with raisins. Starting with long side, roll dough into log. Cut log into 12 (1-1/2-inch) slices. Place 1 slice, cut-side up, into each prepared muffin cup. Set muffin pan in warm place; let dough rise for 30 minutes. Place muffin pan on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375°F. 20 minutes or until buns are golden brown. Remove from oven; cool in pan 5 minutes. Invert muffin pan to remove buns.

Bees a bit much for a wedding? Consider them for a bridal shower theme!

photo credits: cookies, honey jars, honey dipper swizzle sticks, bee picture, honey cake, menu, bee streamers, silverware, boutonniere, honey sticks, recipes. Cake board: cupcakes, beehive top row, beehive bottom row, daisy cake.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Gloria says:

    This is so cute for a bridal shower!! I have some suggestions for future boards based on: The Remains of the Day (movie & book), The Prince & The Pauper, David Copperfield, Phantom of the Opera, Little Women, Classical music (like based on a piece/composer like Chopin or Rachmaninoff)……those are just a few suggestions. Hope to see more boards from you soon! 🙂

    • These are such great suggestions! (I am esp. digging the thought of making a Remains of the Day one) – I’ll see what I can do and thanks for the ideas!