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Chloe
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:18pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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This is the agave powder I buy.  Another name for it is inulin.   Doesn't appear to have any additives.

http://www.nuts.com/cookingbaking/sweeteners/natural-sugar-replacements/agave-powder.html

It's fine when I make muffins....but it was a bit weird when I made peanut butter cookies using a recipe
that called for sugar and I subbed all inulin/agave powder.

My recipe was 1 egg, 1 cup of peanut butter and 1 cup of sugar.  It works awesomely well with sugar...but
when I used the agave powder, the result was an oily cookie that baked way too quickly.  I had to lower the
temperate the next time I used it....from 350 to 325 and the cookies baked rather quickly.  I seemed to need
something else as a binder that was a solid powder.  I was thinking of trying a soy powder or even some
carob.


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Squirrel...I don't know the name of the powdered agave nectar...my girlfriend bought some and I don't remember it.    Will have to check it out next time I see her.   The powdered stuff above sounds good though.  Did you make the dish?   Did it turn out?  

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I often substitute pure maple sugar or date sugar to sprinkle over baked goods.


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You'd need to bake the sugar-substitute *first*, i.e., before you can "sprinkle" it over the dessert for baking; I was pointing this out because you left out that crucial step.

In other words: A flour/ agave syrup mixture (with or without lemon juice) can't be "sprinkled" on anything.

I didn't leave out a step.  I was thinking of mixing the almond flour and a small amount of agave first and then sprinkling that over the crumble before baking.  You don't want to toast it first because almond flour burns easily, so if you then sprinkled it over the crumble and baked it with the crumble, it could burn.  And yes, it can be sprinkled, as it is going to be mostly the almond flour with just enough agave to hold it together.


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I often substitute pure maple sugar or date sugar to sprinkle over baked goods.

Ooooh, those are two good ideas.  


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This is off-the-wall and untested....

What about adding finely ground eggshell?


Does no one want to respond even to say "yuck"?


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Does no one want to respond even to say "yuck"?


Ouch.
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Quoted from cajun
I often substitute pure maple sugar or date sugar to sprinkle over baked goods.


Lucky you! The only sweeteners that O-nonnies have are agave, molasses and vegetable glycerine.

I just popped back and was surprised to see all the other replies - thank you so much for the suggestions. Not quite sure what the vicar would have made of the egg-shell one...  


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Does no one want to respond even to say "yuck"?


Yuck.


Seriously, I think egg shell would be too chalky, even if it's ground fine enough. Or it wouldn't be fine enough and it would just have a weird texture. In any case, it wouldn't really replicate the crunch of sugar.


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