We all know sugar isn't good for us, that we should either cut it out or switch it for something better. If you're wanting to make healthier alternatives to your favourite recipes, you can ditch the sugar and switch to honey.
There's no need to throw away all your whanau favourites, we've put together a simple sugar to honey conversion chart, so you can keep making all your favourite recipes with the healthy alternative sweetener - Honey.
1. Use less honey than sugar.
Honey can be two or three times as sweet as sugar, depending on the type of honey that you use. Use your best judgement depending on the flavour of the honey. The general rule to adhere to is as follows:
Tip #1. For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
2. Reduce the liquids.
Honey is made up of about 20 percent water, this mean you’ll want to reduce the total amount of liquids in your recipe to counter the extra liquid from the honey.
Tip #2: For every 1 cup of honey you’re using, subtract 1/4 cup of other liquids from the recipe.
3. Add baking soda.
Honey is naturally acidic, so to help balance this out you need to add a little baking soda. This will help your baking rise properly.
Tip #3: Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda for every 1 cup honey used.
4. Lower oven temperature
Honey has a higher sugar content, which means that it caramelises faster than sugar, which can result in your baking browning faster than normal. So you should lower the heat of your oven and keep an eye on it to avoid it burning or over baking.
Tip #4: Reduce the temperature of the oven by approx 10 degrees celsius.