Honey Bacon Wrapped Kumara - Honey Recipes ByManawa Honey NZ, Ruatahuna, Te Urewera, New Zealand

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized kumara (sweet potatoes)
  • 8 strips of streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp Rewarewa Honey 
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Sour cream (optional)

Directions

Peel kumara and place in salted cold water in a saucepan, then bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook till just tender to the centre, 10-15 minutes depending on size.

While they are cooking warm the Rewarewa Honey so it is just runny. This can be done with just a few seconds in a microwave or on low heat in a saucepan. Take off heat and add the lemon juice and stir to combine.

Drain off the water and replace with cold water to “shock” the sweet potatoes to cool.

Pre-heat oven to 180C.

Season the sweet potato lightly with salt and pepper all over. Starting at one end wrap with the bacon. Secure with tooth picks if required and baste the bacon with the honey and lemon glaze, and place on a baking tray. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked, basting again after ten minutes with the honey and lemon glaze. Serves 4

Notes

Rewarewa Honey is the best of our honeys for this recipe as it has a full-bodied taste to complement the kumara. Pua-a-Tane Wild Flower is another of our honeys that would suit this recipe.

Shop now for our honeys used in this recipe through the images below or browse our honey in our online store.

Rewarewa Honey 500g

$18.99

The Best Tasting Honey in the World!

Our Rewarewa Honey won Grand First Prize in the 10th Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest held in Asheville, USA.

An outstanding honey from the pristine forests of Te Urewera that packs a punch of beneficial properties, with a deep colour and a rich, full flavour, that tops the world for taste.

Also available in 250g and 110g.

Rewarewa Honey 250g

$10.99

The Best Tasting Honey in the World!

Our Rewarewa Honey won Grand First Prize in the 10th Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest held in Asheville, USA.

An outstanding honey from the pristine forests of Te Urewera that packs a punch of beneficial properties, with a deep colour and a rich, full flavour, that tops the world for taste.

Also available in 500g and 110g

Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey 500g

$13.99

Finalist 10th Black Jar International Honey Contest held USA 2021. Also won Bronze Medal in NZ Outstanding Food Producers Awards 2021.

Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey is a fusion of tree honeys from a special place deep in the heart of Te Urewera forest. Each season brings into this unique honey varying combinations of forest nectars such as Rewarewa, Tāwari, Tawhero, Hinau, Kānuka and Mānuka.

Also available raw in 3kg and 5kg pails.

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