As I prefer natural products, I was most excited to learn about Xylitol. I decided to try it with some brownies that are based on my recipe for Quick and Easy Fudgy Brownies. My husband and my best friend Basil wanted a treat and so I tried out the sweetener. It is as good as refined sugar and I would say even better. Chewy and moist — a perfect late night snack and you don't even have to feel guilty about indulging in a few.
More expensive, but worth the price. There are a few tips to follow when baking with this sweetener. It can be substituted for any recipe calling for sugar, though it does not work well with yeast meaning your bread won't rise as you wish. As for baking, like these brownies, you may need to add a bit more liquid or butter to maintain moisture because Xylitol does not caramelize when baking.
Verdict: just perfect and even more enjoyable than the original recipe I based it on.
|Quick and Easy Brownies with Xylitol|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Quick and Easy Fudgy Brownies
Published on October 30, 2011
These quick and easy-to-make brownies are moist, chewy, fudgy and sweetened with all-natural Xylitol for a guilt-free treat
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