Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cooking with Honey

I love to cook with honey!  The taste, texture, and color of honey is a nice addition to not only your baked goods, but it also will add a hint of sweetness to savory recipes.

Below are a few tips I use when working with honey.

Honey Hints:

1. A 12 ounce container of honey, equals 1 cup

2. Store honey at room temperature, never in the refrigerator. 

3. When measuring honey, spray the measuring cup or other utensils you are using, with non-stick cooking spray.

4. Don't toss out honey that has become cloudy or if it has crystallized.  It is still safe to eat.   To dissolve the crystals, place honey container in warm water until crystals dissolve.  You can also microwave the honey.  Microwave for up to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until crystals dissolve.  Never boil the honey.

5. When adding honey to a recipe that you will be baking, reduce the heat in the oven by 25 degrees, to prevent over browning.

6. To cut the slightly acidity of honey in your baked goods, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda for every cup of honey used in a recipe.

Fun Fact: The honey bear container was created in 1957, and still remains the most popular honey container to this day.

Check back on Friday, when I will be posting my
Honey Mustard Chicken recipe.
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  1. I also love cooking with honey. I am not surprised the bear cotainer is so popular still it makes a change from the normal bottles in the kitchen and is cute. Diane

  2. Thanks for that tip on the crystallized honey! I really enjoy honey also, but when it crystallized it drives me crazy!

    If you have some time, pleas come by for dessert, it's sinful! Have a lovely day!


  3. I like to cook with honey also. Thanks for the tips; I had no idea with lowering the oven temperature when baking with it.

  4. Thanks for the tips, My favorite is simply greek yogurt and honey...going to get some this very moment.

  5. Me too, I love to cook with honey. Thank you for all these great tips you shared withus.

  6. I am looking forward to that recipe. These are great tips. I love the honey bear. Thanks for mentioning me:)

  7. Great tips. My daughter recently received a jar of Italian honey which is very light in taste and color. I've been looking for a recipe to use it. Any ideas?

    Plan B

  8. Hello, I loved your blog. I will visit your friend Pam's blog because I liked you. I also cooking with honey. Very nice tips. Come meet me also be very welcome. Hugs.