I learned the recipe for honey cream with raspberries from a Kosovan recipe book (The Kosovan Kitchen). ‘Cream and honey’ is an Albanian expression for indulgence (one step richer than ‘milk and honey’) and I included the recipe in my book about becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo.
Tonight I was talking about Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo at the Wadebridge Bookshop and I made some of the recipes from the book to illustrate my talk. As well as the scone-like gurabie, I prepared tiny Kosovan tea glasses filled with the honey cream with raspberries. They looked beautiful and were gobbled up.
375g cream cheese
1.5 tbsp lemon juice
1.5 tbsp vanilla sugar
6 tbsp honey
Wash and drain the raspberries. Mash half of them with a fork and keep to one side. Combine the other half of the raspberries with the other ingredients, and spoon into tall glasses. Top with the mashed raspberries.