I love baking desserts. Something about the smell of freshly baked cookies or the joy of biting into a frosted cupcake just makes me smile. The tricky thing is that desserts are often packed with something that doesn’t make me smile so much – calories. Lots and lots of calories. So, when I heard about a new sugar alternative that had half the calories as regular sugar, I was intrigued. Intrigued and wary at the same time. I’m trying to be more aware of the foods I eat, and the last thing I wanted was some new sugar thing that was all chemically and artificial.
Domino® Light is an all natural pure cane sugar and stevia blend with half the calories of sugar. That’s over a 350-calorie savings in each cup! By blending pure cane Domino® Sugar with a naturally sweet extract from the stevia plant, we have created a delicious sweetener with no artificial ingredients. Domino® Light is the ideal sweetener — a perfect sweet taste and half the calories of sugar!
Once I saw that Domino® Light was an all natural product, I was eager to bake with it. Baking with Domino® Light is a little different than baking with “regular” sugar. You use exactly half the amount of Domino® Light as you would sugar, so you might need to compensate for texture and cooking time. I decided to test out the Domino® Light with one of my favorite recipes – chocolate chip cookies.
Here you can see the the Domino® Light Sugar & Stevia Blend looks just like sugar. I made sure that I halved the amount of sugar that the recipe called for since I was using Domino® Light. A few mixes and 9 minutes in the oven later, I had delicious, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.
They say that stevia has a slight licorice taste which is balanced out by natural flavors. I couldn’t taste any licorice flavors in the final cookies. I took the cookies over to some friends, one of whom is a self-proclaimed chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. After sampling, he declared the cookies to taste gourmet. All cookie testers (wow, tough job, right?) said that they couldn’t tell the difference in flavor at all.
If you’d like to learn more about Domino® Light Sugar & Stevia Blend, make sure you join the Time to Get Sweet Domino/C&H Light Twitter party.
Twitter Party Details
Who: Domino® Light AND C&H® Light: Sugar & Stevia Blends
When: August 8th, 2012 from 8-10pm EST
Brand Twitter: @Dominosugar (Domino® Light) AND @Candh_sugar (C&H® Light)
You can also head over to the Domino Sugar Facebook page and click on the coupon tab to download a special coupon to try the new Domino® Light Sugar & Stevia Blend. If you give it a try, let me know what you think!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Domino Sugar.