a sweet fluid produced by bees from the nectar collected from flowers and stored in nests or hives as food. This substance is used in cooking or as a spread or sweetener.
Keep in mind, adjustments need to be made to a recipe when substituting honey for sugar.
1. Use equal amounts of honey for sugar up to one cup. Over one cup, replace each cup of sugar with 2/3 to 3/4 cup over honey depending on your sweet tooth.
2. In recipes using more than one cup honey for sugar, you may want to reduce other liquids by 1/4 cup per cup of honey.
3. Lower the baking temperature 25 degrees, baked goods will brown faster.
4. In baked goods, if baking soda is not already included in the recipe add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda per cup of honey.
Cooking Tip: Moisten a measuring spoon or cup first with water, oil, or an egg before measuring the honey to prevent it from sticking to the measuring utensil.