Before I get to my post, I want to pray for all the families affected by the major tornadoes in Oklahoma. Watching the news now, I can’t believe what I’m seeing. This community needs our prayers.
Good morning everyone! Happy Tuesday to all of you!
I don’t have a lot of time to blog today, but I thought I’d pop in with a quick recipe failure from last night for your entertainment. I finally got to experiment with this product that I mentioned weeks ago.
Xylitol sweetener is an alternative to sugar that can be used in baking at a 1 to 1 ratio. It’s a naturally occurring sugar found in many of the fruits and vegetables we eat on a daily basis. Clinical research has shown that it has some pretty interesting health benefits too, including healthier teeth, stabilized blood sugar, lower insulin levels, and increased endurance. But—it tastes like sugar!
Check out their website to find out more about the health benefits of xylitol.
Ok—back to this recipe failure. I was hit hard last night with a major craving for chocolate chip cookies. I didn’t want to make a full batch, so I quartered my usual recipe and decided to substitute xylitol and gluten-free all-purpose flour instead of the usual sugar and flour. Sounds like it should’ve worked, right?
I ended up with flat, mushy, oddly-spotted cookies. I’m not really sure what happened.
They tasted great, but the texture was most definitely not okay.
(I obviously still plan on eating them.)
I’m hoping to find more time to experiment with this product. The taste was there, I just need to play around a bit more to get the right texture. Wish me luck!
Questions: What was your last epic recipe failure? Do you try baking substitutes often?
Full disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but was provided the product free of charge in exchange for a review and (hopefully) a recipe. Still working on that. All opinions are—of course—my own!