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- How to substitute honey for sugar in recipes
- How to measure honey without a sticky mess
- How to store honey
- Why children 1 1/2 years and younger are NOT allowed to eat honey
- Honey Recipes
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- Natural Cures with Manuka Honey and Cinnamon
How to substitute honey for sugar in recipes
You can substitute honey for equal amounts of sugar in many liquid recipes. In baked goods, substitute sugar for up to half the amount with honey and make the following adjustments: Reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used Add 1/2 tsp. baking soda for each cup of honey used. Reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit, because honey will brown baking goods more than sugar.
How to measure honey without a sticky mess
Spray a thin layer of vegetable oil into measuring cup. Then pour as much honey as needed for the recipe into the measuring cup. Add honey to recipe! The honey will literally slip out of the cup without a sticky mess.
How to store honey
Store honey at room temperature. Refrigeration speeds up crystallization. If honey crystallizes, remove lid and place jar in warm water, until crystals melt - do NOT boil honey, just barely warm honey enough to melt crystals. Keep stirring honey while melting crystals. We do not recommend microwaving honey.
Why children 1 1/2 years and younger are NOT allowed to eat honey
Honey has been credited for centuries for it's sweet and medicinal applications. External applications include the treatment of wounds, cuts, burns, acne, pimples etc. Internal uses for honey include stomach ulcers, (peptic ulcers), duodenal ulcers. Manuka Honey from the flower of the Tea Tree of New Zealand, is specifically used for ulcers, because of it's natural ability to destroy the helicobacter pylori, believed to be the cause of stomach ulcers (peptic ulcers).
However, it is important that pasteurized honey not be given to children under 1 1/2 years of age. Pasteurized honey is a known source of bacterial spores that produce a toxin which can cause infant botulism. It is rare, but this serious form of food poisoning will affect the nervous system of babies and can result in death!
THE SIGNS OF INFANT BOTULISM
-Weakness in the neck, arms, or legs
-Inability to suck or cry normally
-Inability to feed or swallow
-Normal breathing pattern may be affected
It's thought that children under the age of 1 1/2 years have not yet developed beneficial bacteria in their digestive tracts that can control botulism spores. Therefore do NOT add pasteurized honey to baby food, water, formula or medicine! Do NOT dip a baby's pacifier in pasteurized honey.
Botulism spores are actually quite common. They are also found in dust, soil, and uncooked foods. There is a risk in feeding uncooked foods to children under the age of 1 1/2 years. As children get older, it is thought that stomach acid, bacteria and the intestinal tract mature, to make them less susceptible to the toxins that botulism spores produce. It is thought that by the age of 1 1/2 years, these defense mechanisms are in place and that pasteurized honey can then be safely consumed.
Please note that pure, raw, natural, un-pasteurized honey tastes much better than pasteurized, filtered honey.
Honey Orange Butter
Honey BBQ Sauce
Honey Orange Dressing
Honey Sweet Potato Biscuits
Honey Nut Stir-Fry
Honey Cranberry Pecan Pie
HONEY ORANGE BUTTER
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup manuka honey
1 tsp. fine grated orange peel Cream ingredients
and serve at room temperature on toast, or on a steak!
HONEY BBQ SAUCE
2 cups prepared BBQ sauce
(store brand or home made)
1/2 cup manuka honey
1 tsp. mustard Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil,
reduce heat and simmer 5 min. Use for chicken, steak,
vegetarian patties, lamb, turkey, or venison.
1 head green cabbage shredded
1 medium green pepper diced
1/2 cup red pepper diced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup light colored honey (sage, clover, fireweed)
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. each of salt, mustard seed, celery seed
1/4 tsp. pepper Toss cabbage and peppers in large bowl,
set aside. Combine all ingredients and mix with cabbage,
refrigerate over night.
HONEY ORANGE DRESSING
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup orange blossom honey
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 tsp. grated orange peel
1/4 tsp dry mustard fresh
3 Tsp. orange juice
1 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar. Whisk together all
ingredients except the last two. Slowly add the orange
juice and vinegar. Wonderful salad dressing for green or
HONEY SWEET POTATO BISCUITS
2 cups flower
1 Tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 Tsp grated orange peel
1 Tsp grated lemon peel
3/4 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
1/3 cup light colored honey (sage, clover, fireweed)
1/2 cup milk or tofu milk Mix dry ingredients in bowl
and cut in shortening.
Mix all well and add to dry ingredients Knead dough
3-4 times lightly and roll out on flowered surface to
1 inch thickness, cut 2 1/2 inch rounds and bake at
400F approx. for 15-18min.
HONEY NUT STIR-FRY
1 pound chicken or turkey cut in strips
3/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup orange blossom honey
3 Tsp. Bragg's Amino's or Soy Sauce
1 Tsp. corn starch
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
2 Tsp. grape seed oil
2 large carrots sliced diagonally
2 stalks celery sliced diagonally
1/2 cup nuts (your choice) Mix orange juice, honey,
Bragg's Amino's corn starch and ginger in small bowl.
Heat 1 Tsp of oil and stir-fry carrots and celery for
3 min and set aside.
Heat 1 Tsp. of oil and stir-fry chicken strips for 3-5 min.
Return vegetables to skillet, add honey-orange sauce
and nuts, heat until sauce comes to a boil and thickens.
Serve with wild rice!
HONEY CRANBERRY PECAN PIE
2 cups fresh frozen cranberries
1 cup orange juice covered
1/2 cup sage honey
2 Tsp. cornstarch
2 Tsp. cold water
1/2 tsp. orange extract
1 baked 9 inch pie shell
1/2 cup orange blossom honey
3 Tsp. butter
1 3/4 cup pecan halves
Combine first 3 ingredients in saucepan, cook over
low heat, 15-20 min. Cool. Puree cranberry mix in
blender, return to sauce pan.
Combine cornstarch + water. Bring cranberry puree
to a boil, add cornstarch/water mix until it thickens.
Stir in orange extract, cool, pour into pie shell.
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