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Tue, Mar. 29th, 2005, 11:18 pm

quick intro: im a 22 year old culinary graduate who is a chef in southern LA

now for the question:

does anyone know the honey equivelant to sugar, like 1 cup of sugar equals "X" amount of honey? I vaguely remember reading about it somewhere but all my sources tapped out, any help is appreciated


Sun, Oct. 16th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)

From a google search...

Cooking with Honey
A 12-ounce jar of honey equals one standard measuring cup.

Lightly coat cups and spoons with cooking spray or vegetable oil before measuring honey. This makes the honey slide out more easily.

Store honey at room temperature. If it becomes cloudy or crystallized (or to make it easier to pour or measure) place the uncovered container in a microwave oven and warm it slightly until crystals dissolve. Or place the container in a pan of warm water until crystals dissolve.

Substituting Honey for Sugar
When substituting honey for sugar, substitute honey for up to one-half of the sugar called for in a recipe. In some cases, honey may be substituted entirely for other sweeteners.

When substituting honey for sugar in baked goods:

Reduce the amount of the liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each 1 cup of honey
Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used
Reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees (F) to prevent over-browning
Baking with honey gives a better flavor, and is often used by chefs to prolong the shelf life of the product. Honey absorbs moisture from the air (hygroscopic) due to higher fructose levels (which is also why it browns faster) therefore the moisture prevents staling.