Tag Archives: Splenda

TWiB #39 – Strawberry Pecan Bread

I needed to use up a few things and I was looking for something simple, so this bread fit the bill. Since it’s a quick bread, it seemed like a good opportunity to use Splenda.

Strawberry Pecan Bread

Recipe
Strawberry Bread

Modifications
Divided recipe in half to make 1 loaf.  Used Splenda in place of sugar.

Rating
Flavors are good, but it’s a little dry.  GiR finds the Splenda flavor to be too overwhelming.  2.5 stars out of 5.

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TWiB #20 – Lemon Yogurt Cake (with Splenda)

We needed to get rid of some plain yogurt, so when I came across this recipe, I knew I had to make it. Also, I’ve been meaning to bake more with Splenda, so I decided to try it this week.

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Recipe
Lemon Yogurt Cake

Modifications
I used Splenda 1-for-1 in place of the sugar; both in the cake itself and in the syrup topping. I did not make the glaze, as I felt it didn’t really need it. For a little treat, we served it with a 1/2 cup chopped strawberries.

Rating
2.5 stars out of 5. It tastes too much of Splenda, and the rise was horrible. However, it was fairly easy to make, so I’d like to try this again with real sugar.

Food update

I’ve made a lot of food over the past few weeks, but I forget to take pictures of it.

Blueberry almond pecan coffee cake. Made with Splenda!

blueberry almond pecan coffee cake

Brownies shaped like Tetris pieces! =D (not made with Splenda)

tetris brownies

I also made some mini strawberry danishes that were a big hit. Cookie-sized homemade danish pastry, with a small dollop of a cream cheese filling, and a few tiny pieces of strawberry on top. Yum! All it needed was a bit of powdered sugar glaze on top.

I tried my hand at making some sourdough bread, which turned out pretty good. Taking the baking and pastry class is making me want to experiment with new foods and try new things. This bodes well for my family and friends who get to try all my yummy stuff. =)