For best results use recipes developed for using honey.
When you substitute honey for granulated sugar in a recipe:
1. Substitute honey for up to ½ of the sugar. With experimentation, honey can be substituted for all the sugar in some recipes.
2. Reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used in baked goods.
3. In baked goods, add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used. Reduce oven temperature by 25° F to prevent over-browning.
For easy removal, measure honey in a cup you used for measuring oil or butter.
Store honey at room temperature. If honey crystallizes, remove the lid and place in a jar of warm water until crystals dissolve OR microwave one cup in a safe container at high for 2-3 minutes. Do not boil or scorch.
Honey is easy to substitute in many recipes that use other liquid sweeteners – example molasses, maple syrup.