Substituting Honey for Sugar

Substituting Honey for Sugar

 

Corn BreadReplace 1 cup of sugar with 3/4 cup of honey and reduce the liquid in the recipe by ¼ cup. Add a pinch of baking soda to recipes that do not call for sour cream or sour milk, so as to reduce the acidity of the honey.
Cook jellies and jams at higher temperatures when you replace sugar with honey.
Beat honey candies longer, and seal them more tightly when storing them to keep the honey from absorbing atmospheric moisture.

 

Baking Tips

 

  • When baking with honey, lower the oven temperature by 25° to 30° F to prevent over-browning.
  • When measuring honey, first coat the measuring utensil with a small amount of oil so the honey will not stick.
  • Store honey at room temperature rather than in a refrigerator. Keep it tightly covered and in a dry place.
  • If honey granulates, place its container in hot water until the honey re-liquefies.
  • Honey, because it is hydroscopic, tends to keep foods moist and tender. Therefore, if you are baking goodies for kids away at school, service members overseas, or friends out of town, always bake with honey to ensure freshness.