Basque Pepper Honey from KL Keller Foodways
Fruity Basque Pepper with Floral Orange Blossom Honey
KL Keller Basque Pepper Honey is made with perfumed, floral orange blossom honey, a natural counterpart to the mildly nuanced heat of the Basque pepper powder. Using small-production American orange blossom honey, Kitty Keller, founder of KL Keller Foodways, meticulously tested batch after batch until she discovered the just-right balance of sweet honey to savory pepper. Your palate will be delighted to discover this well-balanced, versatile honey that lends itself to savory and sweet preparations in the kitchen.
The Basque pepper, a cousin to the famous Piment d'Espelette pepper, is bright and fruity with a mild heat. Revive the classic party snack and treat the pepper honey like you would a pepper jelly—top cream cheese with KL Keller Foodways Basque Pepper Honey and serve with crackers. Instead of Buffalo chicken wings, make a sweet and savory Basque Pepper Wings version and douse chicken wings in the honey before roasting. Try mixing the Basque Pepper Honey with lime juice and tossing with a watermelon and feta salad. Or, for the ultimate grilled cheese, melt layers of nutty Gruyère and KL Keller Basque Pepper Honey between slices of toasted sweet batard.
When asked why she decided to develop a line of savory honeys (see also Black Truffle Honey and Saffron Honey), Kitty responded, "No one but Johnny Cash gets up and wears black every day. We all wear different colors, depending on the day and by the season. Likewise, different ingredients are part of our flavor wardrobe. Inventing our savory honeys gave me the chance to create dishes with flavors I would not usually have around. The idea for our manageably-sized jars came with my wish to expand my flavor wardrobe without having to expand my pantry." Learn more about Kitty and how KL Keller Foodways has evolved here.
- KL Keller Foodways
- United States
- Oakland, California
- 4 ounces