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Cooking with Honey and Maple Syrup

Honey, maple syrup, and molasses are fantastic ingredients that are natural alternatives to processed sugar. We will help you find delicious recipes using these ingredients to make healthier meals and deserts. Switching from processed sugar to these ingredients in your recipes requires only a minor change to liquid ingredient amounts in your recipe to account for the increased liquid of your favorite sweetener. We will give you some guidelines, but there is nothing like the fun of experimentation!

Cooking with Honey

Honey is almost twice as sweet as processed sugar. You can use less honey than you would sugar in your recipe. Here are some quick tips:

  1. Replace one cup of sugar with half a cup of honey and reduce the amount of liquid in your recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey you add.
  2. Beat more vigorously and longer when using honey for baking.
  3. Reduce your oven temperature by 25 degrees.
  4. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda for each cup of honey to neutralize honey's acidiety and help your dish rise if you recipe calls for it.

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