Tips for Cooking with Honey
- For best results, use recipes developed for using honey.
- When you substitute honey for granulated sugar in recipes:
- Substitute honey for up to one-half the sugar. With experimentation, honey can be substituted for all the sugar in some recipes.
- In baked goods, reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used; add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used; and reduce the oven temperature by 25°F to prevent over browning.
- For easy removal, spray measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray before adding honey.
- Twelve ounces (weight) of honey equal one cup standard measure.
- Honey has a higher sweetening power than sugar.
Tips for Storing Honey
- Store honey at room temperature. Refrigeration speeds up crystallization.
- If honey has crystallized, remove lid and place jar in warm water until crystals dissolve. Or, microwave 1 cup of honey in microwave-safe container at HIGH (100%) 2 to 3 minutes or until crystals dissolve; stir every 30 seconds. Do not boil or scorch.