Thursday, September 16, 2010

Liquifying Honey

I brought a jar of honey up from the store room yesterday, and was sad to see it had started to solidify.

Honey has the habit of crystalizing if it sits unused for to long. Throwing it away was not an option (the Waste Not Want Not Challenge has cured me off that!) Luckily, I remembered my mom restoring honey when this same thing happened in my youth. After dragging the memory to the forefront of my little brain, I put my plan int action.

Bring enough water to a simmer in a sauce pan to cover the honey jar. You don't want the water to boil. It will melt your container if it is plastic. You could also dump the solid honey into a clean glass container if you are worried. Place the honey on a couple of can jar ring so it doesn't touch the bottom of the pan.

Keep the burner on a low setting so the water will continue to simmer.

This take a little while (it took about an hour and a half start to finish). Keep checking the honey occasionally to see how your project is progressing.

When the honey is liquid again, carefully remove it from the warm water. Salad tongs work great for this!

Set the honey jar on the back of the stove or on a hot pad to cool. The honey is also very runny at this stage, but it thickens up as it cools.

Ta Dah!!! The honey is as good as new. Now I can enjoy my peanut butter and honey toast for breakfast, again! Hooray!!!


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  2. My mom would do the same but she would use the fireplace. It was free-standing-not in the wall- so she would just put a pot on top of it with the honey in

  3. Great tip! Someone just told me this tip a couple of months back...when I assumed my honey need to be throw away. It works like a charm!

  4. Thanks!! I noticed my honey has started to turn solid. It is a huge jar too. You saved me with such perfect timing!!

  5. That is a great tip. I've probably thrown some away in the past for this very reason!



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