Honey, nature’s best sweetener.

Only now are we getting back to what our mothers knew all along: that honey is a good natural sweetener, chock full of vitamins, minerals  and healthy enzymes.  In our modern times of over consuming over-refined foods, full of who knows what, honey is making a good come back.

Honey is one of the few foods that is totally natural.  It is made only by honeybees from nectar gathered from a variety of plants.  Because of these different flower varieties this clear, golden liquid will naturally vary in flavor, color and consistency.  Our honey is mostly clover and therefore very light.

You can substitute honey for sugar in your recipes.  Because honey is sweeter than table sugar,  you will need to reduce the amount called for  by 1/3 to 1/2 honey for granulated or table sugar.

When using honey you will need to reduce the liquid called for in baked goods by about 1/4.   

 To prevent your baked goods from becoming too brown reduce the oven temp  25 degrees F. 

 When you are baking with honey 12 ounces of honey is equal to 1 cup

Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda or each cup of honey you use in a recipe. 

Since it has the ability to absorb and retain moisture, honey is used in the industry to keep baked goods moist and fresh.

NOTE:  Honey should not be fed to infants under the age of one.

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About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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