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Questions about sugar or substitutions for it for culinary purposes.

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Make Super Fine Sugar

I am looking into creating some super fine sugar (finer than confectioners sugar) for icing. This is more for experimentation than anything, I am more interested to see how this impacts the ...
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What are some ways to make caramel thin? [duplicate]

I'm kind of starting off with the culinary world and one of the dishes i'll be making soon is French toast with caramelized strawberries. However i'd like to know how to make caramel thin, because i'...
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Italian Meringue Help - Sticking to Mixer

I am trying to make Italian Meringue and I using a candy thermometer and following a recipe very closely. However, whenever I pour my sugar into my egg whites the sugar instantly sticks to the side of ...
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Converting sugars with yeast

What percentage of sugar gets converted into CO2 with yeast fermentation in any baked item?
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Butterscotch Sauce consistency

I keep getting quite a mixed bag when it comes to butterscotch sauce; sometimes it's runny, sometimes it's thick (as I want it). Other times it gets lumps in it, or simply clumps to the side of the ...
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Tomato bisque soup too sweet [duplicate]

I was making this tomato bisque and the recipe called for 1 cup sugar so I thought I added 1 cup of sugar. But what I added was 1 cup of truvia, an artificial sweetener so my 1 cup of sugar is really ...
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How much brown sugar should I substitute for white sugar? [duplicate]

I'm making a cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries and want to substitute brown sugar for the 1 cup of white sugar without making the sauce sweeter. What quantity of brown sugar do you suggest?
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dissolving sugar in chocolate truffels

200g of molten butter, with 1.5 cups of sugar; nearly half an hour of mixing on medium-low heat barely persuaded sugar sand to half-dissolve, with a couple of tablespoons of water poured in. Once 1 ...
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Convert weight of Confectioners sugar to caster sugar

If a recipe asks for 50g of confectioners sugar, what is the weight required in caster sugar. I am making a no bake cheesecake
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Swapping sugar for something less calorie dense but keeping the volume

I have a friend who bakes for me. I suggested that we swap sugar for Stevia or something even less calorie dense. She's worried, though, that since the volume of the sugar is different, the banana ...
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What is the minimum amount of sugar needed for getting the desired texture in this banana marmalade?

I've been trying to make banana marmalade(1) with the least amount of sugar possible. I've tried the following basic recipe - with variations in the amount of sugar, I've tried the following three ...
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What type of sugar can preserve bread the longest?

I believe that honey preserves bread the longest. Are there any other sugars or sugar-like solutions that can preserve bread from mold longer?
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Forgot sugar in sugar cookies

I believe that I forgot to add the sugar in my sugar cookie dough, but I'm not completely sure. If I did forget, how will the cookies turn out once baked? Will they be edible?
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Exact proportions of sugar to water in sorbet

I am planning to make a sorbet from a cordial which I'm going to make (essentially a flavoured syrup). What proportion of sugar to water to I need to create a smooth, small-crystalled sorbet? Please ...
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Nut brittle -what went wrong?

I'm preparing to make pumpkin seed brittle, and I notice the recipe is very similar to the peanut brittle recipe I used before. Unfortunately, it turned out awful! The sugar never quite turned "light ...
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What is a good technique for making a very small amount of caramel?

By caramel I mean caramelised sugar made into a sauce with butter. What is the best way to make a caramel sauce if only a tiny quantity is required? What is the smallest amount of sugar that is ...
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How to neutralize candied glacé strawberry and kiwi

I have 200 gm of candied glacé strawberry and 200 gm of candied glacé kiwi. I cannot eat it, as it has too much sugar for me. Is there a way to neutralize the candied strawberry and kiwi?
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What is the difference between rock sugar and raw sugar?

What's the difference between rock sugar & raw sugar? I'm looking for the general difference as well as calories, usage, and taste.
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How to dry wet sugar? [closed]

How to dry sugar when it gets wet?
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Forgot to put brown and white sugar in cookie dough

I made cookie dough. I already put white chocolate chips and so on. I forgot to put in brown and white sugar... How can I fix this?
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How to stop erythritol crystallisation?

While making a "sugar" syrup reduction with erythritol, I have noticed that the liquid crystallises upon cooling. Google-fu says two parts of water and one part of erythritol will not ...
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Which sugar is used in pastry more often, white or brown? [closed]

Which sugar is used in pastry more often, white or brown? Which sugar provides more taste/flavor?
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Will different kinds of sugar or coffee affect coffee syrup flavor?

This coffee syrup is basically a 2 to 1 ratio of sugar to coffee, and you boil it to a thick syrup. A person who tasted the final dish said it tasted like espresso! What kind of effects would it get ...
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What kind of food components contain more energy? [closed]

So what should I build my dishes out from to have an energized, successful day? Rephrased: What do I choose for a dish? By energy I mean like carbohydrates which are in bread, potatoes, sugar and ...
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Can I use granulated sugar instead of demerara sugar

I need demerera sugar for the outside layer of my shortbread cookies. I have none. Will regular granulated sugar work? Will it burn? Note: not actually my question, was posted as a now-deleted answer ...
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Can I use brown sugar in No Bake Cookies instead of Granulated Sugar?

Can I use Brown Sugar instead of Granulated Sugar in my No Bake Cookie Recipe?
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My cake crumbled on the top and took very long time to cook

This time I didn't have much white sugar, so I added half cup brown and half cup white sugar to my carrot cake. I observed that the cake crumbled on the top with large cracks, and took very long time ...
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Achieving viscosity when making cocoa spread, without butter or coconut oil, with colza oil, without nuts

I've found several recipes to make cocoa spread (meaning without nuts of any kind), but none really satisfy what I'm looking for. I've tested a combination of chocolate, usually 50% cocoa cocoa ...
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How long to cook syrup for Baklava?

I want to make Baklava, but I do not know how long to cook the syrup for. Some websites say 4-5 minutes, some say 20 minutes, and I am clueless... I am using an 8x8 pan, 7 oz of white sugar and 7 oz ...
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Replace icing sugar

Can I replace icing sugar with corn syrup when I make the sponge cake? I don't have icing sugar and blender t blend sugar. So can I use what to replace icing sugar?
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what to mix with milk other than sugar to give good taste [closed]

I want to drink milk without adding any sugar [ for Diet ] is there any alternative for sugar to mix with milk which give good taste ? I dont want honey [ more calorie ] , stevia , cocoa butter [...
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canning a mustard vinegar sauce

I canned a mustard vinegar sauce that contains granulated sugar and brown sugar plus ketchup. I washed the jars in my dishwasher and cleaned the lids in water and vinegar. Do I need to do anything ...
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Is it okay to add extra sugar to a specific brioche recipe?

A recipe calls for the following ingredients: (a version of potato brioche): 250g potato 1/3 cup milk 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 and half cups flour 2 teaspoons instant yeast ...
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Baking and Tahini Halva: replacing sugar/honey with corn syrup (pure dextrose)?

I just read a recipe for DIY Tahini Halva made using honey and another recipe (sugar free) of Tahini halva made with erythritol. However, Erythritol is not cheap and I don't mind carbs like "...
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Can I replace sugar with honey in baking? [duplicate]

Can I substitute honey for sugar in baked goods.If yes then how much honey would be equal to one cup of sugar?
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How long can you store sugar syrup? [duplicate]

Recently, we made a variety of cocktails from Ottolenghi and Scully's NOPI book. Now, we are left with two sugar syrups. According to the book, they can be stored a few weeks in the fridge. Skip ahead ...
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Can cooking or processing generate more natural sugars?

This question excludes all added or synthetic sugars (which I abbreviate to AS), and refers only to only natural sugars intrinsic and inherent in food (which I abbreviate to NS). I wish to clarify ...
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How can I make frosting without powdered sugar [duplicate]

Milk Frosting. 1 and a 1/2 Cup Sugar, 1/2 Cup milk, 1 tsp Butter. Put in a saucepan stirring constantly until it begins to boil. Let boil with out stirring, until a few drops tested in cold water ...
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Remove soap water mixed with granulated sugar

Due to the lockdown amidst COVID-19, I bought granulated sugar online and got it delivered. To take extra precaution, I washed the sealed packet with soap water. Later I found out that the packet ...
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Does liquid glucose contain as much fructose as high fructose corn syrup?

Does liquid glucose contain fructose in the same ratio as high fructose corn syrup?
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Sweetening cranberry juice impossible?

I have used sugar to sweeten things and it usually works. Lemons - Yes Limes - Yes Blueberries - Yes(they get tart when they are overripe and most overripe blueberries are used for blueberry juice) ...
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What are powdered sugar cubes?

Is the sugar yielded from sugar cubes considered a kind of sugar? If so, what is it called? Confectionery sugar?
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Add sugar to Taco Seasoning?

Do I add sugar? So many people have told me they put sugar in their seasoning and I don't understand why. What does sugar provide to this recipe and how much should I experiment with? This is the ...
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Why do bread companies add sugar to bread? [duplicate]

I have a client who is on a sugar detox/diet. She can't eat any bread because all the bread companies added sugar. Why do bread companies add sugar to their breads?
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How much brown sugar do I add to one third a cup to make half a cup of brown sugar

How much brown sugar do I add to one third cup to make half cup brown sugar?
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How can I manage sugar in tea?

I don't know how much sugar I use in tea for a gathering. Because some are like more sugar and some less. So how can I manage sugar in tea?
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Which are recipes for "rolled fondant"? [closed]

I'm looking for recipe about rolled fondant for cake decoration. I tried to search for it thought questions inside stackexchange, but i found nothing about (i'm probably non good researcher in english!...
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Can the shelf life of sugar syrup be extended

I prepare natural flavoured sugar syrups, I add glucose (10% of sugar quantity) to covert this sugar into invert sugar so that the syrup doesn’t crystallise. However the shelf life is too short, 2-4 ...

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