Tips For Baking With Stevia
Cookies: Always preheat the oven to the recommended temperature. Crisp, shortbread types of cookies give the best results. For softer, chewy cookies, add some canned pumpkin, uncooked oatmeal or even peanut butter. Never over-bake soft cookies – keep an eye on them in the oven. Another way to achieve a softer cookie texture is with bar or pan cookies like brownies. Their texture and thickness will help satisfy your chewy cookie cravings.
Cakes: Always preheat the oven to the recommended temperature. One secret to moist and light cakes is separating the egg whites and whipping them to super-stiff peaks before folding in the other ingredients, similar to making an angel food cake. After removing the cooked cake from the oven, immediately invert the pan onto a cooling rack. This prevents the cake from falling.
Flavorings and Extracts: Flavorings and extracts such as maple, lemon, and vanilla are great ways to add depth and interest to your dish.
Milk Dairy, Soy, and Coconut: Stevia work great with milk, cream, cream cheese, sour cream and other dairy / or alternative dairy products. That is why we use dairy products in so many of our recipes.
Beverages: This is the easiest place to use stevia. A few drops of clear liquid extract or a pre-measured packet can replace the sugar in traditionally sugar-laden drinks like iced or hot teas, coffee, lemonade, and pre-mixed drink powders. And my favorite… SMOOTHIES!