- When baking with honey, substitute ½ to 2/3 cup honey for 1 cup granulated sugar. For each cup of honey used, reduce liquids by ¼ cup (or, if your recipe contains no liquids, add 2 tablespoons flour) and add ½ teaspoon baking soda. Reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees and increase baking time as necessary.
- Store honey in an airtight container at room temperature and away from direct sunlight. It will keep up to a year.
- Refrigeration speeds the crystallization process. If honey crystallizes, place honey jar in hot water and stir until crystals dissolve, or place honey in microwave-safe container and warm in 30-second intervals until crystals dissolve. Do not boil or scorch honey.
- Coat measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray or vegetable oil before adding honey.
- Honey should not be fed to children younger than 2; it may contain bacterial spores that can cause infant botulism.
- On, the other hand, there may be some very real health benefits for older folks, including emerging scientific and anecdotal evidence regarding building an immune response to pollens, which includes the ideal of local honey consumption boosting one’s immune response.
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