Questions tagged [honey]

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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How to set clear honey

I have some runny, clear honey in a jar. How can I turn it into soft-set honey? I think honey sets over time, but how long does that take? Is there a way to speed it up? Should the jar's lid be on/...
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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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Solid honey in dragon's beard candy?

I saw a video of a street vendor making dragon's beard candy in Korea and at the beginning he started with what he described as a block of "fermented honey two weeks" and a bowl of corn starch: The ...
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How long should I let my tea cool before adding unpasteurized honey to it?

I like having my tea with honey. I always buy unpasteurized honey rather than pasteurized honey, to benefit from the healthful enzymes it contains that are destroyed by the pasteurization process. I ...
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Can store bought honey be used to infuse garlic and honey?

The only question I could find about honey infused garlic on the site was Honey-fermented garlic left open overnight but they do not mention what type of Honey they use. From my research I've read: ...
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Why is “raw” honey thicker than the one you buy in regular super markets?

I tried some honey I got at a farmer's market and noticed it was really thick compared to regular honey you buy at any supermarket.
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Does glucose used is added to sugar quantity in recipes like ice creams?

I was successful making a new ice cream recipe from Pierre Herme: 100g Milk 135g Cream 1 egg yolk 45g sugar 15g glucose I replaced the glucose by honey. After churning the ice cream, it was smooth ...
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Fry chicken with honey

I like to marinate my chicken with honey, orange and soy sauce. My problem is that when I pan fry, with a little olive oil, the pan gets black even before the chicken is done. Burning a little skin ...
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Substituting honey for sugar in bread

I want to make one of my favorite white bread sandwich loaves, but I'm out of sugar. What I do have is honey. How much honey should I use to replace 3 Tbs of granulated sugar? How much should I reduce ...
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Why is honey and mustard mixed together runny?

When I pour honey, it's very viscous. Thick enough that if I put some on a plate, I could turn it upside down and back to right-side up without spilling the honey. When I pour mustard, it's also ...
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What is Bosnian black honey?

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, I bought some black honey that someone was selling on the roadside in unlabeled jars. It was the most delicious honey I've ever had. It tasted like caramel but also like ...
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Honey-fermented garlic left open overnight

I am a five days or so into the process of honey-fermenting a batch of garlic. Took the can out to let it burp last night but then left it open on the kitchen counter and only realised in the morning. ...
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What are the signs that indicate that raw honey has spoilt?

If the raw honey goes bad, how would I know? What should I keep on looking for? Floating fungus?
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How do I safely caramelize honey without fully burning it?

Background: I am going to make a bochetomel, which is a type of mead that utilizes partly caramelized honey to impart a smokey/slightly burnt taste to the finished product. The honey I have bought for ...
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Why doesn't acacia honey crystallize?

Acacia honey is made from the flowers of the acacia (aka locust) tree. It is very light colored, and it is reputed to never crystallize. Certainly none of the acacia honey I've had in the house has ...
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Does cooking or baking with honey make it toxic?

I've heard that cooking honey or baking with it makes food or baked products toxic.If it is true,then how can we use honey while baking cookies or cakes that does not affect the quality of these?
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Does honey have a bitter component?

I've heard Jeffrey Steingarten, on Iron Chef America, mention that he finds honey quite bitter. I've never noticed that myself. Maybe if I really try I can notice a slight bitter finish, but for me ...
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How does the viscosity of honey affect bread machine results?

The first time that I used this blueberry oatmeal bread machine recipe, I used honey that was liquid at room temperature. The second time, I used honey that was solid at room temperature. In order to ...
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Safe to put honeycomb in tea?

I put a big chunk of honeycomb in my tea. And it looks like my boiling tea completely melted the comb. But now the water has a weird texture to it. And now I'm worried about drinking the wax. Is it ...
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Honey in porridge

Honey degrades in temperatures over 40°C. When I cook the porridge in the morning, it definitely has more that 40°C. If I mix in the porridge a tablespoon of honey just before eating it, I guess the ...
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How long can we store honey in the home? [duplicate]

Sometimes honey changes its colour; can this affect its taste? How long can I store honey in my home kitchen?
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Was honey in ancient times different than now?

I am trying to reproduce a recipe found in the Roman "cookbook" Apicius, Conditum paradoxum: it is a spiced wine that calls for honey as an ingredient, but it uses a lot (30 % of the volume of the ...
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Can I replace sugar with honey in baking? [duplicate]

Can I substitute honey for sugar in baked goods.If yes then how much honey would be equal to one cup of sugar?
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Is it ok to refrigerate almond milk after I add honey to it?

I bought a pretty big container of vanilla almond milk. I would like to add some honey to it, and shake the container. After I use it, I'll store it back in the refrigerator. Will this be ok, or is it ...
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Does honey actually tenderize meat?

I was recently reading a cooking manga named Shokugeki no Soma, in which the protagonist uses unconventional methods to cook specific dishes. In one chapter, he uses honey specifically to tenderize ...
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Is my honey fermenting?

I bought a jar of honey a few months ago, and left it at the back of the cupboard. When it resurfaced a few days ago, I saw that the jar contained a lot of bubbles, to the point where the lid was ...
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Can all types of honey be used to make mead?

What is the difference between raw and wild honey? Is it raw because of honey collected from apiary domesticated bees, and wild when collected from the forests? Can any honey be used to make mead? ...
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Is 'honey in crystallized form' the same as 'raw honey'?

Is 'honey in crystallized form' the same as 'raw honey'? Subquestion: can heated/pasteurized/decrystallized honey ever crystallize again?
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Is raw honey safe to consume?

I recently purchased a jar of Very Raw Honey from my local market. I purchased it because it was on sale, but eventually I looked up whether it was safe or not to eat and came across articles such as ...
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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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How do I reduce the acidity of homemade honey lemon juice?

I usually use 1 lemon together with 2 spoon of honey and 500 ml of water. I note that as I increase the water content, the juice does not taste as good but I would like to reduce the acidity of my ...
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Does honey always have to be heated in order to liquefy it for bottling?

Some honey producers claim that they are honey is unheated. Assume that the producers in question are decently large scale and sell their honey in typical bottles/jars/pails. However, talking to ...
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Does raw honey need to be prepared before consumption?

Or can you scoop it out of the jar (like a bear) and just eat it? I have raw acacia honey, and it has a granular, crystallized texture. I was wondering if it needs to be heated or otherwise prepared ...
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Can raw honey look dark and runny?

I have purchased Safa raw honey. They have written that their honey is: 100% Pure & Raw Raw Unheated Unfiltered This honey is runny and dark in colour (almost black). It has some residue in it. ...
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Why does honey prevent porridge congealing?

I like my porridge cold so I typically prepare it in the evening and store it in the fridge for breakfast the following morning. My recipe normally includes 1/2 tbsp of honey for sweetening. When I ...
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Is all bee's honey the same?

At the supermarket, I found many different brands and varieties of honey. Each came from a different place, but most were marketed based on flower-type. I bought a few different brands, but could not ...
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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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How to store honey so it's fresh and the opening of the container is not always a mess?

How to store honey so it's fresh and the opening of the container is not always a mess? The plastic container the honey comes in has a small opening for squeezing, but it is always a mess.
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How do I change the flavour of honey?

I am currently planning to make my own energy gel, for which I will need some form of carbohydrate source, in my case honey. I will appreciate if you can tell me another carbohydrate "agent" that I ...
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Can I rescue honey that is crystallised in the container? (with water or otherwise) [duplicate]

I've got a container of honey at home that has gone 'crystalised' and has caked up. When I turn the container upside down, the entire mass has fractured in half, and half sticks to the bottom and the ...
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Honey bubbles taste question

What do honey bubbles taste like? I'm asking because I've got almost no sense of smell or taste myself. The answer is probably obvious though.
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Safely making truffle honey

Since New Zealand has import restrictions on honey, I'm looking to make some truffle honey from scratch. I recall reading somewhere that incorrectly making it could cause some horrible toxin buildup ...
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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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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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What can cause honey to crystalize quickly?

Yesterday I opened a sealed jar of raw honey (blackberry). Over the course of a not-very-long meal (at which the honey was being used as a condiment) I watched it go from liquid to crystalized. I've ...
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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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What happens to raw honey after the expiry date? Will it be edible?

I have got a 3 kg pack of raw wild unheated honey. Expiry date is 18 months from packaging. What is expected to happen to it after the expiry date? Will it be edible?
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Strange bacteria-like substances in honey

We bought honey from the store today. I just realized there are strange bacteria-like substances inside it. What are they? Is it safe to eat?
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Why is honey heated and filtered for normal markets?

The honey which we get in the markets is of utterly low price as compared to raw honey. As we all know that this honey is heated at great temperatures and filtered. My question is then why is honey ...
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What is the difference between wildflower honey and Acacia honey?

I've read that Acacia honey is the best. How should I know which one to purchase if both are being sold at the same price? What are the differences between raw wildflower honey (apparently ...