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Excellent Infused honey makes sweet gifts. Presented in a gleaming jar filled with your choice of flavor-infused honey.
Infused honey is very simple to make, and each infusion can be made to suit the individual taste of your recipient-I know you`ll give to friends and family, BUT don`t forget your co-workers and your children's teachers.
For best results, use recipes developed for using honey. When substituting honey for granulated sugar in recipes, begin by substituting honey for up to half of the sugar called for in the recipe.
When baking with honey, remember the following:
Reduce any liquid called for by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used.
Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used.
Reduce oven temperature by 25 °F to prevent over-browning.
Because of its high fructose content, honey has a higher sweetening power than sugar. This means you can use less honey than sugar to achieve the desired sweetness.
When measuring honey, coat the measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray or vegetable oil before adding the honey. The honey will slide right out.
A 12-ounce jar of honey equals a standard measuring cup.
Store at room temperature. Your kitchen counter or pantry shelf is ideal. Storing honey in the refrigerator accelerates the honey's crystallization. Crystallization is the natural process in which liquid in honey becomes solid. If your honey crystallizes, simply place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve. Don`t Microwave if you don`t want to destroy all the goodness it supplies.
Note: Honey should not be fed to infants under one year of age.