OK guys, this one is very simple.
I love baking, but not all the sugar, butter, etc. that goes along with it. "Light" baking is interesting.
Baking is a science. Light baking is different.
I love stevia, but I find using it in baked goods makes the finished product taste diet-y, which can be a living nightmare. I am not on a diet, nor do I encourage diets. I hate "diet food" and do not believe it should ever be consumed by anyone. Ever.
So I made brownies today with stevia, and when I tested them on my mom, she was less than enthusiastic. She gave them a "oh they're nice, sweetie" review which just won't cut it for me. When I pressed her further, (sorry mom!) she said they're good for diet food.
I tried (unsuccessfully) to keep my horrified reaction on the inside.
Diet food? I don't make diet food. Ew.
So I sucked up my pride, and bought some real, raw cane sugar. (Hey, if I'm going to eat real sugar, it should at least be the minimally processed stuff.)
So I kinda chickened out. Instead of using total real sugar, I mixed it in a 1:1 ratio with the stevia.
So it worked a lot better than using stevia alone. I have a feeling this mix is going to go much farther than stevia has gone before, and will probably end up in recipes to come. I'll post the recipe for the cookies I made with the mix soon.
1/4 cup stevia
1/4 cup raw cane sugar
Combine both ingredients in a bowl and mix well. (Simple, huh?)
Can you handle the suspense?