Welcome to all those interested in using honey in their cooking. If you have a favourite
recipe please share it with us.
Honey gathered from specific nectar sources can have its own distinctive flavour.
Generally, light coloured honey has a milder flavour than dark honey, but both contribute
to the flavour and texture of cakes etc.
Honey can be substituted for sugar in most recipes. Weight for weight 1lb. of sugar
is equivalent to 1¼lb. of honey.
Know your oven. Ovens vary, so times and temperatures given in recipes are for guidance
1. Using a warm dry spoon, 1 tablespoon = 1oz. = 28 grammes.
2. Using spring scales:
Weigh the jar without the lid.
Note the weight and deduct the amount required for the recipe.
Spoon out the honey until the second weight is reached. The honey spooned out will
be the amount required.
3. Using digital scales:
Weigh the container and then zero the scale.
Slowly pour in the honey until the required weight is achieved.
4. Lightly smearing containers and utensils with vegetable cooking oil may help the
honey to flow with little adherence.
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