COOKING WITH HONEY
If you have a favorite recipe that calls for honey or some other use for honey, please share with us!
Honey is made by bees and some other insects out of flower nectar.
It can be used instead of sugar in some recipes, just be sure to use about 2 tablespoons less per 1 cup and reduce another liquid by 3 tablespoons.
Also, using honey in place of sugar can change the texture slightly.
Crystalized honey has not gone bad, it can be restored to liquid simply by heating it. Be careful not to heat to quickly or you can change the flavor. A simple way to warm honey is to place the bottle in a pan or bowl of hot water for a while.
WARNING: Use extreme caution when heating honey in a microwave! Honey heats much quicker than other liquids and if in plastic container, it could melt the container or result in burns.
Chewy Granola Bars
4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups add-in of your choice, mini chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, dates, flax seed, etc.
hint: I sometimes use the "bottom of the bag" cereal that no one wants to eat and I don't want to throw out.
Combine ingredients, press into lightly greased, 9x13' pan and bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes. let cool in pan for 10 minutes before cutting. Cool completely.