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replacing caster sugar


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#1 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

every year at Xmas, i try and make a "new" recipe that is sugar free that my family can enjoy (both myself and 2 brothers are type 1 diabetics)

by "new" i mean something we have never had because its always too sugary. last year i made a sugar free cheesecake slice which was delish!!!

this year i was thinking of trying to make sugar free shortbread.

do you think i could replace the caster sugar with artificial sweetner and still have it work???

#2 Bluenomi

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

In theory it should but it wouldn't be as nice. BTW icing sugar makes the best shortbread since it isn't gritty and if fake sugar doesn't disolve well you'll have the same issue.

ETA my MIL gave me her awesome shortbread recipe and she eats it and she's diabetic. A few pieces of the real stuff surely wouldn't hurt and would be better than using fake sugar.

Edited by Bluenomi, 28 November 2012 - 02:10 PM.


#3 silver-rain

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

I did that in a cooking group while on work experience at a nursing home once as several of the residents had diabetes. I can't remember eating it but the group did and there were no complaints. They used Splenda for everything I that place! Maybe do a half recipe and try it?

#4 Tooties

Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

My husband is hypoglycaemic (but not diabetic) so can't have regular sugar.  I tend to substitute with fructose instead of artificial sweetener.  It dissolves easier than regular sugar so being grainy isn't such an issue and it doesn't have than funny metallic taste.  I've use it for making shortbread and it was fine.  The packet says to only use a third of the fructose as it is sweeter than regular sugar but you need to make up for the loss of dry ingredients.

#5 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

ill just do a half batch and see how i go. fingers crossed it works original.gif




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