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Old 07-27-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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honey substitute?

how do I substitute honey in a biscuit recipe? Thanks
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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There are two types (that I know of) of SF honey - one is made with maltitol, which gives some people problems, but in a recipe I've never had issues with it; and another which is made with xylitol and to me had a very nasty gloopy texture and not much honey taste.

The one with maltitol is nice and thick and uniform in its consistency. I've seen it at Target, next to the regular honeys, and I've ordered it online too.
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Walmart also carries sf honey. We like it and use it all the time.
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I use food grade glycerine (from Netrition) in place of honey and have had no problems with it. dianne
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I use Agave as a honey substitute.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:54 AM   #6
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The biscuit recipe is:
1 1/2 c almond flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 c finely chopped onion
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
2 T softened butter
1 T water
1 egg
1 T honey
olive oil ( brush top of biscuit before baking)

330* for 15 minutes, 300* for 15 more minutes.

Mix all dry ingredients together. Whisk wet ingredients(til frothy) add onion, blend into dry ingredients add cheese.

These are drop biscuits, so you can determine size, make 4 good sized biscuits. Cut an "x" in top of biscuit and brush with olive oil.

Put a water bath in the bottom of oven for a crunchier texture.


(recipe from comfybelly website)
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:50 AM   #7
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Since it's a small amount, I'd probably just use some SF pancake syrup, if you have that.
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Sugar Free Honey

My bottle from Netrition is 8 carbs per tablespoon. Kinda high so
I use it by the teaspoon.
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Isn't that mostly from sugar alcohol though, Barbo?

The one I have, HoneyTree brand, is 17 grams carbs per tablespoon, but 14 of those grams are sugar alcohol (sorbitol 2 and maltitol 12) - not sure what the OTHER 3 carbs are, as there's not much ELSE for carbage in there but "flavoring" and water! So I count it as 3 net carbs per tablespoon.

I had the xylitol one but don't still have any of it to compare.
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Agave?

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I use Agave as a honey substitute.
Am I reading something wrong? My agave bottle says that there are 16 carbs. I thought it was a no-no just like honey?
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Birgit Kerr has a wonderful recipe on her website (Birgit's Daily Bytes) to make a honey sub. It uses a tiny bit of the Honey Tree brand, a fair bit of melted erythritol and xylitol and a smidge of real honey for flavor. I make this and use it all the time--honestly hard to tell from real honey!
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