Honey-sweet chipotle grilled chicken

Honey is a wonderful natural sweetener that can be used in main and side dishes as well as desserts. Although it is available throughout the year, it is an exceptional treat in the summer and fall when it has just been harvested and is at its freshest. Here, pastry chef David Guas offers recipes for family-style honey-glazed chipotle chicken, honey-glazed carrots and honeybee cupcakes.

Family-style honey chipotle chicken

Ingredients

  • For the chicken

    • 4 legs (with thigh attached)
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon cayenne
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt, kosher
    • 1/3 cup oil (canola or vegetable)
  • Sauce

    • 1/2 cup wildflower honey
    • 1 cup Frank's hot sauce
    • 2 each chipotles from can in adobo
    • 1/4 cup orange juice
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

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Honey-glazed carrots
Servings:

Serves 4

Ingredients

    • 12 ounces baby carrots (rinsed, peeled, kept whole)
    • 3 tablespoons honey, your favorite
    • 1/2 teaspoon toasted cumin seed
    • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted

Preparation

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Honeybee cupcakes
Servings:

Yields 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • For the vanilla-bean cupcakes

    • 3 (12 oz) sticks unsalted butter (softened)}
    • 1 pound granulated sugar
    • 6 eggs (room temperature)
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1 vanilla bean (split/scraped)
    • 3 cups cake flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • Baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt (kosher)
    • 1 cup buttermilk
  • For the honeybee buttercream

    • 8 egg yolks
    • 1/3 cup water
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 pound unsalted butter (softened)
    • 1/4 cup honey (Tupelo or wildflower)

Preparation

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