Peanut Butter and Comb Honey Puff Pastries With Lavender

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I mentioned in an earlier post that when Jonathan and I set out to make some fancy hors d’oeuvres using comb honey, we were surprised at the lack of recipes on the internet for such a unique, tasty and classy looking natural health food.
Every recipe or “how to” blog post on comb honey just said to eat it plain, spread it on toast, or serve with cheese. BO-RING! So we were determined to introduce to the interwebs some new, original and innovative uses for comb honey in an hors d’oeuvre setting.
As detailed in my blog post Comb Honey – The Ultimate Raw Honey:
Comb honey is basically a chunk of the hexagonal shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb, each cell filled with raw honey, exactly at the bees packed it.
Because the honey is still in the comb and has not been touched by man, it contains every bit of pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and aromatics that the bees produced in the hive. There’s no filtering, processing or rearranging of the raw product by human hands.
So with comb honey in hand, Jonathan and I invited over two of our local geek-tastic friends, Diego and Williams, and we put our heads together and tried to come up with some fun, eye-pleasing and (most importantly!) tasty appetizers. Diego is currently going to school taking courses in culinary and hospitality arts, and Williams used to be a chef in New Orleans, so I was feeling especially over-confident as I shoved food in their faces and demanded yummy sounds.
Over the next week or so I’m going to be posting some of our comb honey hors d’oeuvre recipes that we’ve had a blast dreaming up, creating and tasting. And first up is…! *drumroll*

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Peanut Butter and Comb Honey Puff Pastries With Lavender

This was our first idea for utilizing comb honey in an appetizer, mostly because my favorite pairing with honey is peanut butter. This is an elegant twist on a good old fashioned peanut butter and honey sandwich. The lavender adds a nice subtle flavor to the pastry, and a dash of color to the plate.
This is a good, homey, comfort food of an hors d’oeuvre, and one of my favorites from the batch of recipes we threw together. These are quick, easy, eye-pleasing and tasty!

How To Make

1 package of frozen puff pastries
1 cup of natural chunky peanut butter
Comb honey
Dried lavender, for sprinkling
Prepare the puff pastries according to the directions on the package. Once the pastries have cooled, gently spoon the peanut butter into the pastry puffs, and top with a small chunk of comb honey. Once plated, gently sprinkle dried lavender on the tops of the pastries as edible garnish.
The best thing about this recipe is that it tastes fantastic when completely cooled to room temperature, so you can make these well in advance of a party – no last minute shuffling around to serve while still warm / cold!

So that’s our first creation! Keep an eye out for more over the following weeks!

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