How To Use Sugar Substitutes In Baking
How to use sugar substitutes in baking process may sound quite difficult but in actual practice it is quite simple an idea. Using sugar substitutes in baking is great relief for homemakers because this lead to low calorie baked foods which is opposite to hi-sugary treats what we generally think about baked foods. Let’s take a look on the lessons about sugar free baking, with the use of sugar substitutes.
Baking With Artificial Sugar Substitutes
- While you have planned to use artificial sugar substitute you can replace at the most half of the quantity of sugar in the recipe. For example, if 3 cups of sugar is scheduled to use, you can use 3 cups of sugar and 3 cups of artificial sugar substitute. The reason is artificial sugar substitute makes the baked product extremely dry and sometimes adds certain unwanted flavor in it.
- Acesulfame potassium is a well known and quality artificial sugar substitute; it is used 6 packets of 1 gm each against 1 standard cup of sugar. Accordingly for 3 cups of sugar we have to use 18 packets of 1 gm each packets against 3 cups of sugar.
- Baking with sucralose is a good option for baking with sugar substitute. 1 cup of sucralose is equivalent to 1 cup of sugar. Like original sugar it helps in faster baking also and take care of the crispy texture of the finished baked products.
Baking With Natural Suagr Substitues
- Honey can replace sugar. 1 cup of sugar can be replaced by ¾ cup pf honey. In case of honey you should add a teaspoonful baking soda in the dough to neutralize honey’s acidic potential. Alternatively sour or butter cream can also be added for managing the acid taste.
- You can use maple syrup instead of sugar; ¾ cup of maple sugar can replace 1 cup of regular sugar.
- Molasses can be used instead of sugar as sugar substitute; 1 and 1/3 cup of molasses can replace 1 cup of sugar.
Now that you know how to use sugar substitues in baking, plan a sugar-free baking.
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