Cooking With Honey

From balancing flavors to providing moisture to baked goods, one-ingredient honey performs a slew of tasks, all from one little bottle.

Honey is sweet - that's a given.  But did you know that honey also adds a special touch to almost any recipe? It's the whisper at a party.  It's the sigh after the perfect bite.  It's the nostalgic feeling of childhood.  It's your secret ingredient with endless possibilities.  Honey is a delicious, nutritious sugar substitute.  Not only is it perfect for sweet recipes like desserts , but with its unique, delightful and rich flavors, and unmatched functional benefits honey can also enhance main dishes featuring fish and meat, as well as vegetarian stir fry and salads. Whether mixing it into sweet and savory dishes, adding spoonfuls to tea and other beverages, or drizzling it over biscuits and muffins, people are realizing the uniqueness and versatility of honey. 

 

Honey's versatility is endless. Discover what it can do for you...

 

 

 

If you find that you enjoy honey's flavor in meals and want to experiment with substituting honey in recipes that were formulated for sugar, keep the following guidelines in mind.

 

  • For best results, use recipes specifically for honey.

 

  • When substitutng honey for sugar, begin by using pure raw honey.

 

  • Honey's unique properties make it the perfect ingredient to inspire any recipe.

 

  • The first time you try substituting honey for granulated sugar in a recipe, begin by substituting honey for about half the sugar.

 

  • After some experimentation and practice, and as you gradually become familiar with using honey instead of sugar, you can eventually replace all the sugar with honey for most recipes.  However, you will probably want to progress slowly since honey's high fructose content makes it tastes so much sweeter than sugar, meaning you can use less honey than sugar to achieve the same level of sweetness.

 

  • Emulsifer:  Honey acts as a binder and thickener for sauces, dressings, marinades, and dips.

 

  • Humectant:  Honey provides, attracts, retains, and holds moisture to a variety of dishes, enhancing freshness and shelf life. Adding honey  to baked goods can extend the shelf life.

 

  • Antimicrobial:  Honey helps to resist spoilage in baked goods and other items.

 

  • When baking with honey, remember - Honey is sweeter than sugar - about 3/4 cup Honey = 1 cup Sugar

 

  • Reduce oven temperature 25 degrees lower than the recipe calls for, to prevent over-browning.

 

  • To accomodate for honey's liquid quality, reduce other liquids called for in the recipe by about 1/4 cup when substituting honey for sugar.

 

  • For each cup of honey used, add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.

 

  • When measuring honey, coat the measuring cup or measuring spoon with vegetable oil or non-stick spray so that honey will slide out easily without sticking.

 

More than ever, people care about the ingredients that go into their food.  Wholesome, all-natural ingredients are often sought after and preferred.  Combining honey with fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, and other healthful foods can add to your total nutrition and give you a great natural energy boost.

 

 

 

But He would feed you wih the choicest foods. He would satisfy you with honey for the taking.

Psalms 81:16