Cooking With Honey

Honey equivalent measurements

Cups Grams Ounces Tablespoons
1/8 C 42.5g 1.5oz 2T
1/4 C 85g 3oz 4T
1/3 C 113.3g 4oz 5.3T
3/8 C 127.5g 4.5oz 6T
1/2 C 170g 6oz 8T
5/8 C 212.5g 7.5oz 10T
2/3 C 226.7g 8oz 10.7T
3/4 C 255g 9oz 12T
7/8 C 297.5g 10.5oz 14T
1 C 340g 12oz 16T
1-1/3 C 16oz
6-2/3 C 5lbs

Can I substitute honey for sugar in my recipes?
Yes. Follow these simple guidelines:
1. Substitute honey for up to 1/2 of the sugar.
2. Reduce the liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used in baked goods.
3. Add about 1/2 tsp. baking soda for each cup of honey used in baked goods.
4. Reduce oven temperature by 25 F to prevent over-browning of baked goods.

What are the benefits of using honey instead of sugar?
Honey adds distinct flavor notes to recipes. Honey absorbs and retains moisture, this keeping your items fresh for a longer period of time. Honey is also sweeter than sugar, allowing you to use less of it to gain the same sweetness level.

How much is a cup of honey?
Honey is required to be sold by weight (oz or lbs), not by liquid measure. A 1 Cup measurement of honey requires 12oz (net weight) of honey to fill it.
Is there an easier, less messy way to measure honey?
Yes. Loosely line your measuring cup with plastic wrap, leaving plenty of extra overhang. Pour honey into measuring cup, allowing honey to fill in the cup. Gather the overhanging wrap, twist and then remove from cup. Snip the bottom and squeeze the honey into the mixing bowl.

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