Sweet Tips for Honey Use

Honey Usage and Storage Tips

Honey Usage and Storage Tips

Storage

Store honey at room temperature – your kitchen counter or pantry shelf is ideal. Storing honey in the refrigerator accelerates the honey’s crystallization. Crystallization is the natural process of glucose sugar molecules aligning into orderly arrangements known as crystals. It is not an indicator of spoilage, impurity, age or quality.

If your honey crystallizes, simply place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve, or place the honey container into near boiling water that has been removed from the heat:

1. Bring a pan of water to a boil
2. Turn off the heat
3. Place the honey container in the water with cap open
4. Leave until both have cooled
5. Repeat as needed

Cooking Tips

For best results, use recipes developed for using honey. When you substitute honey for granulated sugar in recipes, begin by substituting honey for up to half of the sugar called for in the
recipe.

With experimentation, honey can be substituted for all the sugar in some recipes.

When substituting honey for sugar in baked goods:

  • Reduce the liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used.
  • Add about 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used.
  • Reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees to prevent over-browning.

For easy measuring and clean-up, coat measuring cup or spoon with cooking spray before adding honey.

A 12-ounce jar of honey equals a standard measuring cup.

Sweet Tips for Honey Use

Sweet Tips for Honey Use

Cooking and storage tips. Store honey at room temperature – your kitchen counter or pantry shelf is ideal. For best results, use recipes developed for using honey, a few recipes included.

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