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Hot honey is a delicious foodie trend we're obsessed with right now

Sweet and spicy never looked this good, and this sauce is here to stay

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By Alyxandra Carolus | January 25, 2023 | Recipes

While hot honey isn’t a new trend, with Bon Appetit writing about this sweet spicy delight in 2015, it has seen a resurgence in recent years. Head over to your favourite pizza spot and you’ve probably seen this topping on the menu. The hashtag #hothoney has over 120 million views on TikTok and counting - with various renditions that you can try to make at home. So why should you even try it?

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The joy of hot honey is that it require minimal ingredients and can be made right in the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is ratio your chilli flakes and make sure the heat level is up to your standard. Most recipes call for 1 chilli to 2 cups of honey like content creator Jamie Milne (@everything_delish on TikTok and Instagram) shares via her social media.

The beauty of this sweet and spicy treat is that it works with a few different recipes. From baking (yes, really) to being a topping for your fave chicken burger, pizza or drizzle it over crispy bacon. Alternatively, you can use it as a marinade or dressing for your next braai or salad.

And it’s open to interpretation, with Brad Leone showcasing a way to make a hot honey with fermented chillies. This adds a unique flavour profile.

The best part is that if you decide to make some at home, they’re great gifts for the food enthusiasts in your life!