+
Home Cooking

Too much sugar in dessert recipes

toopie28 | Jun 30, 201512:48 PM     35

Let me preface by saying that I'm not the best baker/dessert maker.

So my question is why do dessert recipe's have SO much sugar???

I don't think I have ever made a recipe with the full sugar amount since it seems way to much for me.

Example - I was making a vanilla gelato recipe and it called for 2 cups milk and ONE cup sugar. I halved the sugar but it was still too sweet. Same with Ina's creme anglaise recipe.

Even "healthy" cake recipe's - way too much sugar.

I have a recipe I'm about to try but again with the 1 cup PLUS 2tbl sugar.

I have thrown away many a recipe due to it being too sweet - how do I make these recipes and figure out how much sugar to add before ruining it? Is it just a case of adding 1/4 of a cup at a time and tasting it?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving
Entertaining

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

by Kristin Donnelly | The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we've created this comprehensive...

19 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie
Food and Cooking

19 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | When the usual pie lineup feels boring and uninspired for your dessert repertoire, you've got to make...

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package
Food Trends

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package

by Kelsey Butler | Nostalgia is a factor not to be discounted when it comes to food, and these five holiday staples sometimes...

Better-Than-Homemade Goodies That Can Be Ordered Online
Shop

Better-Than-Homemade Goodies That Can Be Ordered Online

by David Klein | Mail order cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats are better (and more prolific) than ever...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.