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Old 11-09-2017, 05:20 PM   #151
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Half BS

I made this fudge sauce today using only half BS and half my proprietary mix (erythritol, stevia, and Just like Sugar) and the results were pretty much equivalent to when I used all BS. I could not tell I hadn't used 100% BS.

So far, every one of my 50/50 experiments have been like this, delivering the superior sweetening of BS, with the ability to stretch or extend your BS X 2. Not that the proprietary sweetener is super cheap, of course, but it's a lot less pricey than BS. So your BS can go twice as far, without sacrificing any of the superior, natural sweetening. I'm immensely encouraged by each of the four different items I've tried, but be sure to check it out it for yourself to see if you agree.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:25 AM   #152
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I want to say a big thank you to everyone on this thread for all the experimentation and information you have shared. I am just hearing about BochaSweet (I love kabocha squash!) and it sounds like a real winner.

I have not gotten the hang of LC sweeteners or LC flours yet; I find it so overwhelming. I read threads like the long ones of KevinPa but they go through so many changes as new things come out that I become hopelessly confused and give up.

Still, I like following along and learning and I might just get brave enough to try Bochasweet!
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:01 PM   #153
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Leeann, I did the exact same thing when I found this forum about 8 months ago. I stayed up late almost every night just reading and reading. Only read for the first month.

I can relate to Kevin's threads! Same here, so very confusing. Was so excited about the bread, I didn't read far enough, and made his first bread recipe. Not exactly a resounding success. Finally got it all sorted out, though. You'll get there, too.

So much information, so little time.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:34 AM   #154
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Cat, You've got that right!

I will likely get to it eventually. I have, for the most part, found that many subs don't "do it for me" but I also know that now that I'm three years in, I need to find workable subs to keep me strong.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:44 AM   #155
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Leeann, I'm certain you will be really happy with your BochaSweet purchase when you choose to make it. Just be sure to remember that it needs to be used in something that will be baked/cooked, boiled at some point in the recipe (like a pudding or sauce) or combined with an acid (vinegar, lemon or lime juice) ingredient in the recipe. If the recipe doesn't include either measure, then powdering it finely in a coffee mill will be necessary in order to avoid grittiness in your finished product.

With its prohibitive price tag, it's worthwhile to explore other sweeteners. Before BochaSweet, I had been unable to find any one single sweetener that cut it for me. No matter which one I tried, the taste just wasn't right, or I experienced spectacular gastric cataclysms.

Out of necessity, I experimented with several blends, finally settling on a mix of erythritol, stevia, and Just Like Sugar (chicory root) which I powder together. It makes an excellent, natural-tasting sugar sub all by itself, although BochaSweet is better still. You can use half BochaSweet and half the mix (or other sweetener of your choice) and still enjoy all the pluses as if you had used 100% BochaSweet. This helps your BochaSweet investment (and it costs so much that rest assured, it DOES qualify as an investment) go twice the distance for you.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:25 PM   #156
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I still can't believe how much my daughter and I like this sweetener. My cookies taste so much better.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:32 PM   #157
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I hear ya Chele, I still love it. Still just using it for coffee but so thrilled every time that I make a cup, if this is all that I use it for, I consider it a true LC success.
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