SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated can be used almost anywhere you use sugar in cooking and baking. It even measures cup for cup just like sugar. However, its baking properties are slightly different, so use these tips to get the best results.
In recipes where the amount of sugar is quite high (such as in frosting, fudge and pecan pie), sugar often contributes significantly to structure and texture. For best results, replace no more than 25% of the sugar that the recipe calls for. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, use 1/4 cup of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated and 3/4 cup of sugar.
When substituting SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated for sugar, you may notice a smaller yield. Also, certain cakes and quick breads will not rise quite as high, but they will still taste just as delicious! To achieve a better rise, use 8" round pans with 2" sides instead of 9" round pans. Or, add 1/2 cup of non-fat dry milk powder and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda for every cup of SPLENDA® Granulated you use.
When creaming butter or margarine with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated, your mixture will appear less smooth than with sugar. When you add eggs, your mixture may separate, but no need to worry, this is normal and will not affect the outcome of your recipe.
Cookies often rely on brown sugar for their chewy, crunchy texture. To keep the texture, replace only the white granulated sugar in your cookie recipes. We also recommend pressing the dough gently with your fingertips or a fork before baking to help them spread.
Jams/Fruit spreads, puddings and custards made with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated may be slightly thinner or soft-set. See storage for more tips.
SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated will not activate yeast. Always use at least two teaspoons of regular sugar in recipes that call for yeast and replace the remaining sugar with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated.
The golden brown colour of baked goods comes from the caramelization of sugar. This means that baked goods made with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated do not brown like recipes made with sugar. To help achieve a more golden brown colour when baking with SPLENDA® Granulated, lightly spray the batter or dough with cooking spray before baking.
In recipes with a high sugar content or where browning is essential, such as in crĂ¨me brĂ»lĂ©e, we would not recommend a complete substitution of sugar with SPLENDA® Granulated.
Baked goods made with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated will cook faster than those made with sugar. For cookies, brownies, and quick breads, check your baking 3-5 minutes earlier than the bake time suggested in your recipe. For cakes, check 7-10 minutes before the suggested bake time is up.
Baked goods made with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated will stay fresh for 24 hours when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. If you wish to keep your baked goods longer, wrap well and freeze.
Although SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated is heat stable and can be used as a sweetener in canning, it doesn't have the same preservative properties as sugar. Please consult a canning book for further instructions on sugarless canning.