Friday, March 25, 2011

Tip of the Week

For all of you bake a lot, this is useful one. Sometimes when you bake with egg, cakes or cookies smell like egg. For this add one tbsp. of honey while beating or making the flour dough. It will also be good substitute for sugar. If you want to use honey instead of sugar, you have to check the measurements.

Honey one of natural sweetener, consists of several components: fructose, glucose, maltose and sucrose. It is 25 to 50% sweeter than sugar, and has a distinctive flavor. The flavors and colors of honey can vary depending upon the bees' diet--buckwheat honey, for example, is darker and stronger than clover honey. Baked goods made with honey are moist and dense, and tend to brown faster than those made with granulated sugar. Use ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon honey in place of 1 cup sugar, and reduce the other liquid ingredients by 2 tablespoons. Unless the recipe includes sour cream or buttermilk, add a pinch of baking soda to neutralize the acidity.

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