6 ways to lighten up your baking
Love to bake? Dietitian Sue Mah shares her best tips for lightening up your baking
Source: Web exclusive, September 2010
‘ Use unsweetened applesauce to replace up to half the butter or margarine in a recipe.
‘ Try substituting whole-wheat flour or buckwheat flour for half of the white flour.
‘ Toast nuts first to bring out their flavour. That way you can use less, which shaves off fat and calories.
‘ Substitute two egg whites for one egg.
‘ Make fruit crisps instead of fruit pies (since pastry is high in fat), using only half of the butter called for in the topping.
‘ Use puréed fruit and veggies to add moisture and fibre without the fat. (Cora uses puréed butternut squash to bake her own squash bread. Way to go, Cora!)