Honey is a sweet syrup made from flower nectar by bees. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with honey as an ingredient. Questions about dishes which include honey, but are not focused on honey, should not use this tag.

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Honey changing into unusable, hardened clump

I buy raw, unfiltered honey from the grocery store in jars sold/packed directly by the farmer. When I had used the last jar to about half, I noticed the honey beginning to dry(crystalize?) to the ...
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Can I prevent honey from congealing/hardening in the pantry?

This question is inspired by this answer suggesting that honey lasts a long time. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to last so long in my cupboard. I make sure it's sealed tight, but usually after only ...
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Is there any good way to check for honey adulteration besides a lab test?

The top google results for "check fake honey" are all nonsense blogs that say to check based on water content. The problem with this is that real honey can have a higher water content, especially here ...
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Is honey considered vegan?

I was thinking of following a vegan diet for health reasons. I tried it for a week during a "cleanse" and it wasn't so bad, even though I love steak and eggs. I was just curious though if honey is ...
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Is there any reason not to decrystallize honey?

The other night some friends of mine tried to convince me that decrystallizing honey is bad for the honey. I don't buy it. Is there any truth to their claims? I couldn't find anything to support ...
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How to tell if it is honey, super filtered honey, or corn syrup?

There is this article here in Australia that an importer have labeled corn syrup as honey. It has been imported from Turkey and it has been sold to people. I think this is not just happening her in ...
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Can I replace sugar with honey in tea?

If I want to replace sugar with honey in black or green tea, can I add the honey at any point or should I wait until the tea cools down a bit?
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How to Replace Icing Sugar in a No-Bake Cheesecake

Are there any good substitutes for sugar in Cheesecakes? I am not interested in synthetic sugar like Aspartame. I want to use natural sugar substitute like honey. But if mix honey into the cheese ...
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How can I prevent my honey cake from splitting open? [duplicate]

I've made honey cake pretty often, and it almost always splits open in the middle. Why does that happen and how can I prevent it? Edit: attaching a picture of the cakes I just made Basic recipe ...
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What is the best temperature to store honey at?

I was wondering what temperature is suitable to store honey bought from stores? Now in the summer, it can be around 30+ Celsius, and even nearly 40 on some day. Do you suggest keeping honey while ...
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Is is true that honey never spoils? Why?

I've heard that "honey never spoils", but I'm incredulous. Is this true, and if so, how? Isn't there some indicator that I should throw the honey in my cupboard away?
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Why does honey stored with the comb last longer?

I recently discovered that honey stored in containers with the comb does not seem to crystallize (or certainly not as fast as when stored without). What is the mechanism that causes this? Is there a ...
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What is cold-pressed honey?

I've heard mention of cold-pressed honey - what does that actually mean? Would it make the honey any different? Honey isn't pressed like olive oil.
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Why are the blueberries in my blueberry muffins not melting?

I've made a few batches of blueberry muffins and the first batch turned out perfectly. After that batch, I tried to substitute honey for sugar (just testing things out), but the blueberries didn't ...