Mild flavoured honey is best for baking or cooking. Add honey to batter in a fine stream, beating constantly. Baked goods containing honey brown more quickly, therefore, the temperature should be reduced by 25°F degrees to prevent over-browning and flavour change. Baked goods also remain fresh and moist for a longer period of time when honey is used, for example, Christmas cakes or fruit loaves.
Substituting Honey for Sugar
Use the same amount of honey and cut the liquid by one quarter, for example:
1 cup sugar + 1 cup milk = 1 cup honey + 3/4 cup milk
Replace sugar with three quarters of honey, for example:
1 cup sugar = 3/4 cup honey
Honey will slide out of measuring cups or spoons if oil is measured first or if the measures are rinsed with hot water.