In my Kitchen Science class this week… as a part of our biodiversity topic… we learnt about the process of honey making and we made Honey Joys. We got to eat the Honey Joys that we made and they were delicious!
Did you know that worker bees suck nectar from flower blossoms and store it in their honey sacks? They return to the hive where other worker bees suck it out and chew it and break down the complex sugars into two simple sugars called glucose and fructose. The bees deposit this into the the cells of the wax honeycomb that they have built and fan it with their wings until most of the water content has evaporated. All that is left then is the gooey honey. The bees then cap each honey filled cell with bees wax. That’s when the bee keeper helps in the process…
The bee keepers get the trays that the bees put the honeycomb on with the honey inside. They send the trays off to the factories so they can get rid of the wax. They use an uncapping machine to cut off the wax. In this special process a special razor sharp knife cuts the wax off but there is still wax in the honey so they must filter it in a special machine that filters the wax from the honey. The wax is used to make bee wax candles and other things. Once the honey is filtered through the factory workers put the pure honey into big barrels and sell them to companies. The companies bring them to their factories and package them in jars and sell them to other companies that then sell them to us…
INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp raw honey, 3 tbsp (70g) Nuttelex, 3 cups of Freedom Foods cornflakes, 3 tbsp Rapadura sugar
METHOD: Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Line a muffin tray with baking cups.
Place honey, Nuttelex and sugar into a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until it has fully melted.
Place the cornflakes into the liquid. Stir and cover the cornflakes fully with the liquid.
Place small amounts into baking cups.
Place in pre-heated over for 10-15 minutes until the Honey Joys are golden in colour.
Cool on cooling rack.
Have fun eating!! Behind the scenes 🙂