How to Cook with Honey

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RULE 1

Honey is largely fructose and is therefore much sweeter than refined sugar. Depending on the honey, it can be two or three times sweeter than sugar. For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cups of honey.

RULE 2

Honey is slightly acidic, so add a little baking powder (about 1/8 to 1/4 tsp per cup of sweetening) to most batters and dough.  This addition is unnecessary with yeast breads because the honey leavening thrives in the mildly acid environment of honey.

RULE 3

Honey burns faster than granulated sugar. Lower the heat on the stove and stir more often or reduce oven temperature by 25°F.

RULE 4

Honey adds liquid to a recipe. When honey is substituted for sugar in a recipe you must reduce the amount of liquid by ¼ cup for each cup of honey.

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