Are Brown and White Sugar Interchangeable When Baking?

When baking, can you substitute brown sugar for white sugar and vice versa? Sort of, is the quick answer. But there is a difference between what brown sugar and white sugar will do to your cookies...

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UC-Berkeley is drowning us in sugar. And no one is stopping it.

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

". . . While the Sugar Savvy series is important, it's absurd that our Health Center should scrounge for pennies to spend one or two days discussing the harms of sugar while the rest of the univers...

WHO: Sugar tax needed in war on obesity

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"... The new report by WHO's Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity says there is strong evidence that a sugar tax can work alongside other measures, such as tackling big portion sizes and unclear ...

Sneaky sugar: Where added sugar lurks in your diet

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"... It’s all part of the general rule in food manufacturing that when you take out one thing, you have to add another; for example, the way the low-fat craze that began in the 1970s resulted in su...


Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Striking ad from the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka created by Saatchi & Saatchi in 2014.

Mexican Soda Tax Followed by Drop in Sugary Drink Sales

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...After one year, sales of sugary beverages in the country fell as much as 12 percent while bottled water purchases rose 4 percent, a new study found. Public health authorities hailed the find...

Crystallized Butterscotch Sauce

by kittyfood 5 years ago

Yesterday I was making butterscotch sauce as a base for butterscotch crème brulee. I've made this recipe many times, although it has been several years since I last made it. The butterscotch crysta...

How to get sugar out of container?

by Pirendeus 6 years ago

I use an airtight plastic container to store my sugar (http://www.shopworldkitchen.com/10-pc-airtight-square-canister-box-set/1098533.html#src=015d6cd3fb4628e2dcd8&start=10) but the opening is so n...

America's sugar beet growers are under siege as U.S. food companies increasingly shun GMO crops

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

"...Now, as public sentiment moves against GMO crops and imports of cane sugar rise, sugar beet growers have seen their share of the U.S. sugar market slip to the smallest on record. Critics believ...

Federal legislation to overhaul food labeling

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

"...The Food Labeling Modernization Act, offered in the House by Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and in the upper chamber by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edwa...

Sugar Added Before vs. Afterwards

by SmallSteps3000 6 years ago

Has anyone ever noticed that adding the sugar AFTER the cooking process makes the whole dish a LOT sweeter than if you would have added it in the beginning? Why is this so? Oatmeal is an exc...

cane vs beet sugar

by sfbecky 13 years ago

I heard once that there is a difference in which you use, particularly for caramelizing. Is there?

Too much sugar in dessert recipes

by toopie28 6 years ago

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...

Real Sugar Dr Pepper hiding in plain sight at my grocery store

by ennuisans 6 years ago

There was a display of 4-pack Dr Pepper bottles at the exit of my grocery store that I only stopped to investigate because of an unrelated promotion nearby. On a whim I looked at the ingredients an...

Sugar and coffee snobbery

fame da lupo
by fame da lupo 8 years ago

Am I the only coffee snob (espresso, specifically) who takes sugar? I'm tired of baristas attitude regarding sugar-users (that they have "undeveloped palates" was today's insult). Why do other sn...

Pie Fruit Isn't Sweet - Or Is It?

by MissDior 6 years ago

I started another thread in which I related a failed experiment at trying to rescue mushy blueberries with a prepared pie crust (because it was cheap and I didn't want to fuss). I added hardly any ...

A Simple Syrup Question

by Pwmfan 8 years ago

I just read another of many instructions for making simple syrup. The ingredients and process is always the same but the recommended storage time in the refrigerator is all over the place: 3 days...

Economics of High Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Cane Sugar in Soda

by Dave Feldman 6 years ago

Let us live in a fantasy world where Coca-Cola decides to dump HFCS for cane sugar in its signature soft drink. Boutique sodas that use cane sugar charge quite a bit for the privilege, while Coke ...

Cane Sugar

by nessy 6 years ago

Hi Hounds I'm looking for a type of sugar for baking. Here's how it's described: "cane sugar means the un bleached, light beige sugar that is less processed than granulated sugar but similar in gr...

Sugar on Top of Pie Crust?

by DaisyM 10 years ago

Do you put sugar on top of your pie dough before baking? If so, what kind of sugar are you using? Are you brushing the crust first with cream (or something else) before sprinkling? Does the sugar...

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