Today, honey is a popular multi-functional sweetener that can replace white sugar in baking, sauces and hot drinks. It is suitable for moist, full-bodied, full-flavour baking.
It is contains liquid and you just need less liquid in your formula. Yet, it might crystallise when the temperature is 14°C or below, but you can solve this problem by gently heating the honey container in warm water.
It is more caramelised than normal sugar and provides a deeper surface for your baking. Honey is usually the darker the colour, the stronger the taste.
Recipes that can substitute with honey
- Coffee -
When your cup of coffee is too bitter, you can add some honey to substitute sugar. People use a number of different types of sweeteners in their coffee, including both artificial and natural ones. One alternative sweetener that's sometimes mentioned, especially by tea drinkers and those looking for a healthier alternative to sugar, is honey.
- Chinese Mooncake -
A mooncake is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节). The festival is for lunar appreciation and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Honey can replace sugar in making of mooncake, which not only makes the mooncake have the unique sweetness of honey, but also makes honey mooncake become a new flavour.
- Honey Cookies -
Cookies is one type of dessert that loved by public. It usually contains flour, sugar and some type of oil or fat. Honey cookies will be one of the famous tasty baked food for cookies lovers.