I started baking a lot in the last few years, almost always sweet recipes. But I prefer my baked goods subtle, not headache-inducing, and I always measure sugar scantly or outright reduce by a quarter-cup or so. But I know that sugar does more than sweeten - it adds moisture and improves texture, and who doesn't want a good moist breakfast cake?
Is there a good way to offset the negative effects reducing sugar has on the texture of a baked good (quick breads and cakes, mostly)? More liquid, an egg yolk, using honey or maple syrup in smaller amounts instead of granulated sugar? I'm not worried about the nutrition of sugar, just things being too sweet!
Sent by Bailey