Only now are we getting back to what our mothers knew all along: that honey is a good natural sweetener, chock full of vitamins, minerals and healthy enzymes. In our modern times of over consuming over-refined foods, full of who knows what, honey is making a good come back.
Honey is one of the few foods that is totally natural. It is made only by honeybees from nectar gathered from a variety of plants. Because of these different flower varieties this clear, golden liquid will naturally vary in flavor, color and consistency. Our honey is mostly clover and therefore very light.
You can substitute honey for sugar in your recipes. Because honey is sweeter than table sugar, you will need to reduce the amount called for by 1/3 to 1/2 honey for granulated or table sugar.
When using honey you will need to reduce the liquid called for in baked goods by about 1/4.
To prevent your baked goods from becoming too brown reduce the oven temp 25 degrees F.
When you are baking with honey 12 ounces of honey is equal to 1 cup
Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda or each cup of honey you use in a recipe.
Since it has the ability to absorb and retain moisture, honey is used in the industry to keep baked goods moist and fresh.
NOTE: Honey should not be fed to infants under the age of one.