Sugar Free Berries and Cream Recipe

Sugar Free Berries and Cream Recipe

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So my little journey to the Sugar Free side of the culinary world has been much easier than expected.  It’s amazing how little I miss the things I used to love.  The one thing I was worried about was the occasional dessert.  I knew the old way of eating desserts was off the table (who needs to eat entire pints of Ben & Jerry’s Americone Dream anyway?) but I knew I wanted something sweet sometimes.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Sugar Free Berries and Cream Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Sugar Free
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Serves: 2
 
A delicious added Fructose-Free dessert
Ingredients
  • ½ pint of Strawberries
  • ½ pint of whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons of Splenda or Xylitol
Instructions
  1. Cut Strawberries up into slices
  2. Place strawberries into small tupperware, add 1 tablespoon of dextrose, shake gently to coat strawberries
  3. Place in refrigerator and let sit for at least 4 hours
  4. Pour whipping cream into cold mixing bowl
  5. Add remaining Dextrose (You may want to start with one tbsp and adjust sweetness as needed)
  6. Whip with wire whisk until firm (You are looking for firm peaks but if you over-beat it will get lumpy and turn to butter)
  7. Place Strawberries in serving bowl, top with whipped cream.

 

 

Sugar Free Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Sugar Free Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

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One of the more shocking things I learned as I started my Sugar Free journey was that is is pretty much impossible to buy bread without added sugar or HFCS.  I never thought of bread as sweet or needing to be sweet to be good but then I learned that the yeast needs sugar in order to rise.  So I was in a bit of a quandary, I want bread but not sugar.  What’s a guy to do?  Fortunately my answer came in the back of one of the first books I read to start me on this journey, Year Without Sugar.  I don’t have a mixer so it was a bit tricky to do.  (I have since ordered a mixer from Walmart but they are apparently walking it over to me from Bentonville.  What takes 2 weeks to be delivered anymore?  When will Walmart get the Amazon drones?)

I had to modify the original recipe somewhat for taste and because the original cook time given wasn’t nearly enough.  This makes a very tasty wheat bread with a crunchy crust and soft middle.  It’s a bit dry-ish but since i almost always eat my sandwiches with a little mustard, it doesn’t bother me.  I would recommend you get a bread slicer guide if you don’t already have one.  Click the Read More link after the Recipe to see more.

This was one of the first recipes to appear on my site when I was focused primarily on avoiding Fructose, that’s why the Barley Malt Syrup and Dextrose are in the ingredients when they are both sugars, they just don’t contain any fructose.  So technically this is a Fructose Free Wheat Bread Recipe, not necessarily sugar free.  I’m sorry about any confusion.

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Sugar Free Wheat Bread
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Recipe type: Sugar Free Bread
Cuisine: Bread
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Serves: 20ish
 
Sugar Free Wheat Bread
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 3 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1½ Tablespoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ Cup Barley Malt Syrup (Look at Whole Foods or Health Food Stores. Can Substitute ¾ Cup Dextrose)
  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 5 Cups All-Purpose Flour
Instructions
  1. Pour Oats and Boiling Water into Large Bowl (Bowl of a Mixer if you have one) Let sit for 1 hour
  2. Add Yeast, Salt, Olive Oil, and Barley Malt. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Add Whole Wheat Flour, continue to stir.
  4. Stir in 2 Cups of flour
  5. Stir in 2 more cups of flour, a half-cup at a time. If you are hand-stirring, it's easier about 3 cups in to just take the lump of dough out of the bowl and work it with your hands
  6. Place dough on floured surface and knead. Add final cup of flour in as it gets sticky. Knead for about 5 minutes
  7. Put back in bowl and allow to rise for an hour
  8. Cut dough in half and place in 2 buttered loaf pans. Let rise for another 30 minutes.
  9. About 15 minutes into this final rise, preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  10. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes
  11. Remove and let sit for a few minutes before turning them out on a rack to cool
  12. Slice and serve

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