Best Sugar and Creamer Sets
Sugar and creamers are very popular products nowadays. They have been around since the beginning of time.
There are many different types of sugar and creamers available today. Some are made from natural ingredients like cane or beet sugars, while others use artificial sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Some are flavored with fruit juices, some with spices, and others without any flavor at all. All kinds of sugar and creamers come in various sizes, shapes, colors, flavors and other characteristics.
The most common type of sugar and creamers sold today are those made from white table sugar (sucrose) which comes in either granulated or powdered form. These are called “table” sugar because they look like a piece of paper folded into a sheet.
Table sugar is usually used in small amounts to make desserts, especially cakes and cookies. It’s easy to work with, but it doesn’t hold up well when baking. If you’re making cake batter or cookie dough, then you’ll want to use brown sugar instead.
There are two main varieties of table sugar: granulated and powdered. The granulated type of table sugar is sold in plastic or cardboard boxes.
The powdered table sugar is sold in plastic bags. Either one can be used for cooking and baking, but the granulated version takes a little longer to dissolve in your recipes.
The second most common type of sugar and creamer sets are beet sugars. These sugars are made from beets, but they don’t taste like beets at all.
Beets are high in fiber and low in calories. They also provide a lot of nutrients and health benefits.
The most common type of beet sugar is manufactured from the red beet because it has the highest natural sugar content. The red beet can be found at most food specialty stores in the refrigerated section.
It’s sold in small wedge-shaped pieces that can be used just like regular sugar. It has a mild, earthy flavor and it dissolves quickly when heated. You can also find it in cubes, which have a longer shelf life.
The next most common type of sugar and creamer sets are made from the golden beet. The golden beet is much sweeter than the red beet and has a milder flavor.
It’s often used in baby foods and in some countries, it’s used to make a soft drink. It can be found in the refrigerated section of some food specialty stores or in dry goods storage rooms of larger grocery stores.
There are several other types of beet sugars that are less common and can only be found at some specialty food markets. These include the Chiogga beet, the Cylindra beet and the Corsair beet.
They come in a variety of colors, from yellow to orange to deep red. Some have a mild flavor, while others have more of a bitter punch.
The most common artificial sweeteners are aspartame and sucralose. These sweeteners are very popular in diet foods and drinks.
Aspartame is about 200 times sweeter than table sugar and is available under the brand names of Equal and NutraSweet. It’s also used in diet sodas, yogurts, juices, chewable vitamins and a wide variety of other foods.
Sucralose is about 600 times sweeter than table sugar and is available under the brand name of Splenda. It is also used in diet drinks, yogurts, juices, chewable vitamins and a wide variety of other foods.
The most common fat replacers are fat-free (skim) milk and fruit puree. To replace whole milk, use fat-free (skim) milk and reduce the amount of sugar in your recipe by about 10%, or to taste.
Make sure the milk is at room temperature when you add it or the recipe may not work properly.
To replace heavy cream, use apple sauce or canned pumpkin. For every 1 cup of heavy cream called for in a recipe, you can substitute one of the following: 1 cup apple sauce (not applesauce pie filling), 1 cup canned pumpkin, or 3/4 cup mashed banana.
Make sure the fruit is at room temperature before you add it or the recipe may not work properly.
Other fat replacers include ground nuts and seed meals. To replace 1 stick of butter, which is equal to 1/4 cup, you can substitute 1/4 cup of one of the following: vegetable oil, shortening, margarine, or ground almonds, ground cashews, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds (not pumpkin seed butter).
To replace an egg, which is equal to about 1/4 cup, you can substitute 2 tablespoons of one of the following: vinegar, baking soda + 1/4 cup of hot water, or 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder + 1/3 cup of cold water. Make sure the substitutions are at room temperature before you add them or the recipe may not work properly.
Some good sources of gluten are foods that naturally contain gluten, such as breads, cereals and pasta, as well as foods that are made from these products, like crackers, chips and pretzels. Gluten is also found in foods that are made with wheat flour and some types of barley.
Most types of beers also contain gluten.
There are several other ingredients that can be used in place of gluten in baked goods.
To replace barley, which is naturally high in gluten, use rice, soy sauce or yogurt. For every 1 cup of barley called for in a recipe you can substitute: 1 cup of brown rice, 3/4 cup of soy sauce, or 3/4 cup of plain, unsweetened yogurt.
To replace cornstarch, arrowroot or wheat flour, use potato starch. For every 1 cup of cornstarch, arrowroot or wheat flour called for in a recipe you can substitute 1 cup of potato starch.
To replace oats, which naturally contain gluten, use a gluten-free cereal or breadcrumbs. For every 1 cup of oats called for in a recipe you can substitute 1 cup of gluten-free cereal or breadcrumbs.
To replace rye flour, which contains gluten, use a gluten-free flour. For every 1 cup of rye flour called for in a recipe you can substitute 1 cup of brown rice flour.
To replace semolina, which is made from durum wheat (a type of wheat that contains gluten), use cornmeal. For every 1 cup of semolina called for in a recipe you can substitute 1 cup of yellow cornmeal.
To replace wheat, which naturally contains gluten, use another type of grain that does not contain gluten. For every 1 cup of wheat called for in a recipe you can substitute 1 cup of rice, millet, sorghum, corn or quinoa.
To replace brewer’s yeast, which is made from barley and naturally contains gluten, use baking powder. For every 2 teaspoons of brewer’s yeast called for in a recipe you can substitute 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
Table salt is the most common type of salt and is generally what is referred to in recipes. However, if a recipe calls for sea salt, flake salt (such as Maldon), kosher salt or another type of salt, you can use that instead.
You should use the same amount called for in the recipe.
There are several ingredients you can use to add flavor without adding a lot of salt. For every 1 teaspoon of salt called for in a recipe you can use 1/4 teaspoon of celery seeds, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder or 2 tablespoons of tomato paste.
You can also cut back on the amount of sugar in a recipe by using an ingredient with a similar flavor profile.
For example, if a recipe calls for 1 cup of granulated sugar, you can substitute 3/4 cup of honey. You can also use 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar in place of the 1 cup of granulated sugar.
If a recipe calls for 1 cup of packed brown sugar, you can substitute 3/4 cup of honey.
Other ingredients can also be used to replace part of the sugar in a recipe. For every 1 cup of granulated sugar called for in a recipe you can substitute 1/2 cup of (unsweetened) applesauce, 1/2 cup of mashed banana, 2/3 cup of fruit juice or 3/4 cup of seedless raisins.
You can use ground spices, such as cinnamon, in place of some of the sugar as well. For every 1 cup of sugar called for in a recipe you can substitute 1/2 cup of apple butter.
If a recipe calls for brown sugar, you can often substitute granulated sugar and add a flavor ingredient to the recipe to compensate for the lack of molasses in the brown sugar.
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