Measures of Joy Bakery

Alternate Recipes and tips to using Measures of Joy’s mixes

 

No Butter:

Baking without butter can be a little tricky.  One trick I’ve heard of is to separate the eggs and combine the egg yolks with the sugar or sweetener (like granulated sugar or even honey or agave) adding the egg whites later with the other ingredients. Here’s an article I like to refer to. 

 

Eggs:

To understand baking without eggs it’s important to know what eggs accomplish in baking so you can try to do the same job with something else.  Eggs act as a binder and liquid in a recipe but each component of the egg works differently.  Egg whites can act as a leavener especially if they are beaten separately together.  Egg yolks can act as a fat contributing to the emulsifying of fats and other liquids in a baked good. 

 

Using honey:

  • Because of its high fructose content, honey is sweeter than sugar. If a product is too sweet with a one-for-one substitution, reduce the amount of honey by using ½ to ¾ as much honey as white sugar in the recipe. 
  • When substituting honey in recipes calling for 1 cup or more of sugar, reduce the other liquids in the recipe by ¼ cup for every 1 cup of honey. 
  • In cookie recipes using eggs or recipes with no other liquids, increase the flour by 2 tablespoons for each cup of honey. 
  • Add ½ teaspoon baking soda for every 1 cup of honey used. 
  • To avoid overbrowning, reduce the oven temperature by 25ºF if it is a recipe not designed for honey as an ingredient. 
  • Granulated sugar may play a critical role (creaming, holding air in a batter) in some recipes. If substituting with all honey is not successful, you may choose to substitute half the sugar with honey.
  • Oil or spray the liquid measuring cup to make it easy for the honey to slide out after measuring.
  • One 12-ounce jar honey = one standard measuring cup.  Tips for using honey

 

Recipe Adaptations or Variations:

Angel Food Cake

Blondies

Brownies

Carrot Cake

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Almond Cookies

Cookie Cutter Cookie

Coffee Cake

Cornbread

White Bread

 

Recipe Variations coming soon:

Donut, Old Fashioned

Funnel cake

Lemon cookies

Molasses Crackle

Molasses Crust

Muffins

Oatmeal Cookies

Pancake

Peanut Butter Cookie

Pie Crust

Pizza Crust

Pumpkin Spice

Sugar Cookies

White Cake

Recipe Variations 

Gluten Free Joys

Exceptionally great desserts that just happen to be gluten-free. Currently our web store is temporarily unavailable; we plan to open it up later in the year. All products are currently only available locally in Redding, California. Give us a call at 530-638-7177.