Sometimes I find a great deal on honey and buy more than I can use. After a few years, I look though the pantry and discover that I have half a bottle of awful, old honey with big grainy crystals in it.
Until now, all it was good for was ruining breakfast.
Now I found the solution!
It turns out that like everything else in cooking, it’s just physics and chemistry. (who would have thought!)
- If the old honey is in a plastic jar, cut the top right off with a knife or scissors.
- Using a sturdy spoon, scrape out all the old honey into a clean glass jar with a tight fitting lid. I used a peanut butter jar.
- Make sure the top of the jar rim and lid are both clean and undamaged and screw the lid on tight.
- Put the jar in the dishwasher.
- The next time you run the dishwasher, let it complete it’s cycle normally, then leave it overnight without opening the door.
- That’s it! You now have a beautiful, clear jar of honey!
How it works:
Honey is mostly sugar. Over time, the sugar crystallizes and forms lumps.
The hot water in the dishwasher returns the crystals back into solution, and the long, slow cool-off period prevents the crystals from re-forming.
You never have to throw out old honey again!