Fancy some hot chocolate but want it without refined sugar? Want to make some chocolate treats but can’t be bothered to melt the chocolate? Choc Shot, liquid chocolate belonging to the ‘Sweet Freedom’-family, is the answer.
If you can eat soya, you could consider using tofu as an egg substitute. It’s fairly tasteless on its own and it absorbs other flavours, so you can use this to your advantage.
Using a no-added-sugar fruit spread (or ordinary jam if sugar is not a problem for you) as an egg substitute is a little like using a substitute that’s a mixture between a sweetening syrup and a fruit purée. The pectin in the fruit spread helps to bind the ingredients together and the wet consistency of the spread adds moisture into the sweet treat.
Puréed fruits that have a high pectin content can be used as egg substitutes. This is because pectin enhances the binding effect which is what’s wanted in many recipes when baking with egg.
There are different brands of egg replacers to choose from. You can buy them in health food stores and some supermarkets also sell them.
When choosing which one to use, check out their ingredients list to see if they are suitable for your diet. For example, some may contain sugar and casein. Some substitutes even contain egg!
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Sweet Freedom is a sweetening syrup made from apples, grapes and carob. It has a low glycaemic load and it has 25% fewer calories than ordinary sugar. Read more…
Cinnamon is a popular spice in both sweet and savoury foods. It’s also used in Chinese medicine and in Ayurveda (traditional medicine native to Indian subcontinent). Some believe it may be beneficial for diabetics as it may lower blood sugar levels. Read more…