Did someone say honey? This sticky, sweet substance is a staple in our home. We use it on biscuits, in oatmeal and as an ingredient in recipe creations from ham to chocolate cake. Now, not all honey is created the same. While the process starts similar, the maker can make a big difference in the process and quality. Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey is definitely a brand to give a second thought.
What sets apart this 116 year old American company from others is their commitment to local American beekeepers. The mission at Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey is not only to offer the all natural raw unfiltered honey, culled from local beehives for generations, but also to help sustain the source of these wholesome sources of honey, and the viability of the local American beekeepers.
Available nationwide and online, these products offer the highest quality of honey available on the market, all locally sourced, and completely raw and unfiltered. Today, most of the honey we see is processed, robbing it of its nutritional value. All of Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey products are raw and unfiltered, making them high in antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, and full of vitamins and minerals.
[recipe title=”Honey Chocolate Cake” time=”35 mins” difficulty=”moderate”]
- 2 cups sifted cake flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 1 1/4 cups honey (one pound, if you drain the jar well)
- 2 eggs
- 3 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Sift flour. Add soda and salt to flour and sift again. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, cream butter. Add honey gradually to butter, by tablespoons at first, beating after each addition to keep mixture thick.
- Add 1/4 of the flour mixture to the butter/honey mixture and beat until smooth.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add chocolate and blend well.
- Add remaining flour mixture in thirds, alternately with water, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.
- Spread in two greased 9 inch round cake pans. Bake in 350 degree oven about 35 minutes.
- Spread with a cream cheese frosting, or the frosting of your choice.
“When Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey first began in 1924, our family worked bee yards, extracted honey, filled and labeled glass jars, then sold products door to door in Northern Colorado,” says Ronna Rice, CEO of Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey. “Now, we are thrilled that our products are available to our customer’s nationwide, offering high quality, premium, raw, and unfiltered honey at affordable prices. It took a lot of hard work but it means the world to us to offer 100% pure, local United States, raw and unfiltered honey to the whole country.”
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