I love to bake with honey! Now that the cooler autumn temperatures have finally arrived, I’m even more in the mood for baking, and maybe you are, too. Or maybe you and your family would like to enjoy some delicious home-baked cakes and cookies! Granny Bee’s Bakery on Sunday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 here at Fox Trot Farm Market will be well-stocked with cookies and cakes, all made with our local raw honey. Would you like to use more honey in your own baking? Here are some useful tips from Cooks.com:
1. Use equal amounts of honey for sugar up to one cup. Over one cup, replace each cup of sugar with 2/3 to 3/4 cup of honey depending upon the sweetness desired.
2. Lower the baking temperature 25 degrees and watch your time carefully since products with honey brown faster.
3. In recipes using more than one cup honey for sugar, it may be necessary to reduce liquids by 1/4 cup per cup of honey.
4. In baked goods, add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda per cup of honey if baking soda is not already included in the recipe. This will reduce the acidity of the honey, as well as increase the volume of your product.
We think our raw local honey has especially good flavor! It adds moistness as well as that yummy sweet honey flavor to Granny Bee’s baked goods. Come visit us and stock up on honey for baking, or just stock up on Granny Bee’s Bakery cakes and cookies baked with our raw local honey.
While you’re here, check out our beautiful free range hens’ fresh blue and brown eggs, our hand crafted soaps made with our honey and beeswax from our apiaries, quilts and other hand made crafty things. See the bunnies, lambs, and dairy goats, and schedule a full Farm Tour for your family or group for another day.
It’s a beautiful day for a short ride through the country to Fox Trot Farm! (5066 Rowell RD, Lancaster, SC)