Cooking With Honey

Honey can be substituted for sugar in most baked goods, Clear honey is often easier to use for cooking because it's easier to pour. Use honey as a sweetener to replace sugar in desserts, drinks and baking: it has a particular affinity with milk products such as yoghurt and cheese

Honey fudge


Makes: 16 pieces of fudge

  • 115g butter
  • 450g granulated sugar
  • 1 (397g) tin condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 140ml milk
  • A pinch of cream of tartar
  • Line or grease an 18cm (7 inch) square tin.
  • Heat all the ingredients together slowly until sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil, stirring all the time, until it reaches 114 C or 240 F on a sugar thermometer.
  • Remove from heat and continue to beat until it thickens. Pour into tin.
  • When it has cooled slightly, mark into squares. Set aside to cool completely

Honey-Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Shelf magic at its best, this quick-and-easy dressing adds a sweet note to some of our favorite salads. It's especially good with the peppery bite of fresh arugula topped with sliced apples and pears or warm roasted root vegetables.