Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tools, Tips, and Techniques: Crystallized Honey

Have you ever taken your honey out of the cupboard only to find it has crystallized into a solid block?  Take off the lid and pop it in the microwave for a few seconds on high and it will turn liquid again. 

How many seconds will depend on how much honey is in the container and the power of your microwave.  Start with ten seconds, give it a little shake and continue with ten second increments until enough has turned liquid for your use.  The honey will eventually crystallize again, but you can just repeat the procedure next time you need it.  Even if the honey hasn't crystallized, I often do this when I just need a tablespoon or two for a recipe.  It is much easier to pour out of the jar when it is warm. 

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