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dpappas87

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When I cook Greek dessert recipes, I tend to use whatever honey I have in the house. I've never really thought about it. Now, I am wondering if everything will taste better if I take the time to track down some Greek honey. Do you guys notice much of a difference? I am getting ready to start my holiday baking and I will be doing at least melamakarona and baklava, both of which I believe I need honey for?
 
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lalajess

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In my experience if it isn't Greek honey, I tend to find local, unfiltered, raw sources. So, I go out of my way to find a farm. To me, the local honey tastes the best - unless I can find honey from Greece, which is on another level.
 
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Hash

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When I cook Greek dessert recipes, I tend to use whatever honey I have in the house. I've never really thought about it. Now, I am wondering if everything will taste better if I take the time to track down some Greek honey. Do you guys notice much of a difference? I am getting ready to start my holiday baking and I will be doing at least melamakarona and baklava, both of which I believe I need honey for?
Greek honey is very different to all the honeys I have tasted from different countries.....we have a Royal organic honey farm here where the bees 🐝🐝 are really nurtured and taken care of ....can taste all the different flowers 🌺🌹 from where the bees have been traveling.... They can travel long distances....The honey from Crete and Peloponnese are the best!...... Greek honey is much thicker and strong in taste.... ideal for your baking.... Please send us some baklava to taste!....😂.... Kalley Mera from Thailand!
 

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Greek honey is very different to all the honeys I have tasted from different countries.....we have a Royal organic honey farm here where the bees 🐝🐝 are really nurtured and taken care of ....can taste all the different flowers 🌺🌹 from where the bees have been traveling.... They can travel long distances....The honey from Crete and Peloponnese are the best!...... Greek honey is much thicker and strong in taste.... ideal for your baking.... Please send us some baklava to taste!....😂.... Kalley Mera from Thailand!
I totally agree- Greek honey really is special and it is worth it to find some. If you can't find Greek honey locally you can buy it online. I can even buy it on Amazon sometimes.
 
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dpappas87

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Thank you all for chiming in! I decided not to tempt it - if I can't find Greek honey locally I will just buy it online.
 

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It is ok if you can’t find greek honey for your greek pastries. Even though it might taste better for you and I since we have been accustomed eating and baking with it, you can definitely substitute any other good local honey.
 

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