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Raw Sugar - Any Thoughts

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sportster, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Joel's Hear

    Joel's Hear Chicklen Duck Kwale

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    Where I live raw-ish sugar is cheaper than refined. It seems to make sense that that would be the case, because one would have to pay to build a factory and then pay to staff it to refine it, but I remember in the u.s. that is definitely not the case.
     
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  2. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    On a related note, my wife and I go with a nearly kosher diet. But we don't do it for religious reasons. (We still eat non-kosher sometimes.) We mostly try to stay kosher to see if it could be healthier for us (and have some indications that it might be).
     
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    Now that I have been away from sugar my taste buds have recalibrated: heavy cream in coffee is more than sweet enough, for instance.
     
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  4. Joel's Hear

    Joel's Hear Chicklen Duck Kwale

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    WereBear has a good point, it is possible to recalibrate one's tastes to sugar. For example, the seed cakes I used to bake for my family (yes, I looked up this English delicacy because of Bilbo Baggins affinity for them) called for a cup of sugar. I used three quarters cup, while also cutting down by a quarter the sugar in all the things I made, like ice cream. Over time, we started to hate the high sugar levels of baked goods from the store, and I even got a request (from my kids!) to further lower the sugar from seed cakes.

    A seed cake is basically a butter cake with half whole wheat flour and half white flour and is flavored with savory seeds, like caraway, anise, cardamom, or fennel. I would often change the recipe a lot, incorporating a plethora of distinct ingredients.
     
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    t had caraway seed cake for forty years ,wonder if people ate only the caraway seed version it as its good for indigestion .
    never heard of aniseed in country style cakes
     
  6. Joel's Hear

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    Ahh! Streetwise! Is good to hear from you. I'm glad you like the seed cakes too. Caraway is much better to use, as I found out, but the original recipe I found, from and Olde English cookbook had said you could use anise. It's a bit strong and licorice-like, I've also used fennel or coriander. Coriander and caraway are my favorites.
     
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    now i understand caraway has a aniseed flavour and i bet aniseed was originally more expensive if you werent financially wealthy
     
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    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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    couldnt remember why we were talking about cakes then i looked sugar !
    i was just drinking fevertree tonic water which has fructose as the sweetener it doesnt make me nauseous!!!
    :-D
     
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