There’s so much to learn, appreciate and love about honey. Here are just a few tips for enjoying this sweet treat from the bees.
Honey adds natural sweetness and moisture to keep that bakery-fresh taste longer. But honey is actually 25%–50% sweeter than cane sugar, so it’s not an equal swap.Follow these guidelines when using honey instead of sugar in baked goods recipes:
Crystallization occurs over time in most honey, but more quickly in raw honey. The floral source that bees visit actually influences the rate of this natural process. While crystallized honey is still perfectly edible and enjoyable, you may prefer it smooth and pourable again. Here’s how to re-liquefy it:
Cold temperatures can also speed up the rate of crystallization in honey. Keep your honey stored at room temperature — not in the fridge, unless you prefer crystallized honey!