Wednesday, January 26, 2011



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. 

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  1. Nice!
    I have a bottle of Mark's honey and it is quite nice, pear tones, full sugar, no bitterness, almost floral. It is REALLY yummy over crackers drizzled with Chinese Sesame Oil. Just a touch of Baggs Apiary turns the whole thing into some outrageously delicate variation on peanut butter and honey. PB & H! Omg!

  2. I love the way you describe the flavor, like tasting a bottle of fine wine. The crackers sound yummy. I use honey so many ways whenI'm cooking....

  3. My husband is nuts about honey, so we usually have several different varieties around the house at any given time. Right now we have a locally bottled honey that is dark and very thick. It makes a great addition to ginger tea! :)