Using honey in cooking
Honey is one of the ingredients richest in virtues that allows you to cook good little dishes at any time. From simple to sophisticated, honey-based dishes can be very varied. That said, amateur or professional, everyone can find happiness with this ingredient. Here are some tips for using honey in cooking.
Because of its sweetness, honey is an excellent substitute for sugar if you avoid sugar at all costs when it comes to dieting. On the other hand, honey is a 100% natural substance that will help you avoid several diseases. It is even, most often, consumed to make a remedy, against sore throats for example, or coughs.
Some amateurs – and who knows, maybe even professionals – now use honey to replace sugar in baking. Otherwise, they use sugar, but in small quantities compared to honey.
However, it should be noted that there are many types of honey to choose from if you really want to use it as a substitute for sugar. These include fir tree honey, flower honey, and many others. Fir honey, for example, is ideal because of its more aromatic smell.
When we were little, we all saw, made and tried to spread honey on bread, rusks, toast, etc. But there are also many ways to consume raw honey. For example, you can use it as a flavouring for your pancakes for breakfast or as a snack for your toddlers. It’s simple, less expensive and it’s also a little different from chocolates and jams, which, let’s face it, are not very healthy.
Why not use it as an ice cream flavor? And yes, with a Vosges fir tree honey, you have the possibility to obtain a particular flavour, to be tested at home. While mixing the basic ingredients of your ice cream, add a small spoonful of honey to achieve the flavouring. Be careful, if apart from the flavour, you also want to accentuate the taste of the honey, it is necessary to know how to manage the dosage of icing sugar and the latter. The aim is to avoid that your preparation is too sweet. This could spoil the whole taste of it.
During your barbecues with family or friends, you can also season your vinaigrette with honey for a change. This would also surprise the guests.
Can it be combined with baking dishes?
Yes! Of course honey can be eaten cooked, although it loses some of its virtues. However, it does not remain less good and less advantageous. Many recipes associate honey with cooking dishes. In fact, most great chefs often invent successful dishes based on honey.
The most popular use of honey in this context is in meat recipes. Rib steaks, tenderloins/duck, beef, pork, etc. Many lovers of gastronomy, or simply of food, cannot resist good meat marinated with honey, ginger, and/or other spices. It’s been tested, fish with honey also works wonders in the papilla. If you haven’t tasted it yet, now is the time.
All that remains is to choose the honey(s) that best suits the preparations you plan to make. Don’t hesitate to approach a honey sales professional to ask for some of his or her precious advice.