|Not all recipes lend themselves to substituting sugar. This is a suggested list of equivalent substitutes for one cup of white or brown sugar:|
* ¾ cup maple syrup and reduce the liquid called for by 2 tbsp * 1 cup honey and reduce liquid called for by ¼ cup * 1 cup molasses and reduce liquid called for by ½ cup and add ½ tsp
* 1-½ cups sorghum and reduce liquid called for by ½ cup * 1 cup corn syrup (if pure) and reduce liquid called for by ½ cup.
1. When a liquid is substituted in a recipe for sugar, omit ½ or ¼ cup of the liquid specified in the recipe. If your diet allows, only substitute half the sugar for the liquid sweetener. This is especially helpful when baking with rye and oat flours. Leave baking a day to develop a better flavour.
2. For those is disaccharide intolerance, sucrose free baby formulas can be used as a milk-like drink.
3. Goat's milk combine with sucrose-free soy milk makes a richer cooked product.
4. Aspartame (trade name Equal) can be sustituted sparingly for sugar for table top use. It does not work in the heating process.
5. Use the juice from unsweetened fruit such as pineapple or fruits packed in pear juice instead of a sugar syrup.
6. Consider elimination sugar in June and July if you are allergic to grass, as cane sugar and grass are related botanically.
7. Club soda contains no sweetening and makes a refreshing drink if you add peppermint, rum or raspberry flavourings. People with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) must NOT use any of the above sweeteners. Instead, they must use artificial sweeteners in liquid, granulated or tablet form.
Liquid: ¼ tsp 1 ml 1 tsp 5 ml 2 tsp 10 ml 1 tbsp 5 ml Sugar: 2 tsp 10 ml 8 tsp 40 ml ⅓ cup 75 ml ½ cup 125 ml Tablet: ¼ gram = 1 tsp sugar ½ gram = 2 tsp sugar Be sure to check labels for other allergens. Some brands are not milk free. When using artificial sweeteners, be careful not to add too much or your food with have a bitter taste. It is best to start off with a very small amount of sweetener and increase it next time, if necessary. Tablets are cheaper than liquid, but liquid is less bitter for cooking. When possible, add the sweetener AFTER cooking (ie for rhubarb or applesauce) Remember that ordinary sugar preserves, adds bulk, stabilizes and sweetens, whereas artificial sweeteners merely sweeten. When replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners (especially a large quantity such as ½ cup, you must adjust the other ingredients to make up for the loss of the sugar properties. Cereal, fruit and decaffeinated coffee, which usually call for a little sugar, can with perseverance, be enjoyed without any sweetener at all. Anyone with hypoglycemia can carry gelatin capsules when away from home. The proide protein when a snack is impossible to obtain.
Keep them by your bedside and take during the night if you wake up with any low blood sugar sympoms. Capsules are available at drug stores.
Origin: The Allergy Cookbook. Shared by: Sharon Stevens, July/95.
Submitted By SHARON STEVENS On 07-04-95
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