Low is the New High
Announcing Sugar (not) High Friday # 15
For January 2006 only, Sugar is the Devil. (Click picture to enlarge)
I don't know about you, but I could do with a little break from the excesses of the holiday period just past. A year ago, when I was feeling equally overloaded with cookies, cakes and rich foods galore, I approached Jennifer, the creator of Sugar High Fridays, with the idea of having a Sugar Low Friday for January 06, and she enthusiastically agreed. It's been a long wait, but I hope it is a challenge everyone will find worthwhile.
Your task, therefore, for this month's Sugar High Friday, is to make a delicious, mouthwatering dessert whilst being a lot more frugal than usual with the fat and the sugar. In fact, try not to use processed sugar at all. I'm not going to make any strict rules, I'll leave it to each individual's imagination. As a guideline, I would suggest you try and find your sweetness in more natural, unprocessed products like honey, fruits or maple syrup, but in the end, its up to you to decide how to meet this challenge. Some people may even want to experiment with substitute products like Splenda. Although that doesn't sound like my own personal 'cup of tea', I would be very interested in learning more about how it bakes, tastes and what it actually is, from any blogger who cares to experiment with it?! And remember! At the end of the day, if your dessert doesn't taste totally scrumptious then the excersise will have been a waste of time, so bear that in mind and keep it totally delicious!
Blog your Sugar Lower Experience on Friday January 27th, 2006 and then send me an email with Sugar Low in the subject line. In the main body of the email please state your name, your blog's name, the permalink to you SHF post, the name of your dessert and your location. Depending on the number of entries, I will round up all the entries on my blog as soon as possible thereafter.
There will also be an auto-roundup for those who want to add a small piece of technorati code to their post so it will automatically have a SHF#15 Technorati Tag, as well as a "Low Sugar" one. Just copy and paste the following to the bottom of your SHF#15 post:
|Tagged with: <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/SHF15" rel="tag">SHF # 15</a> + <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/Low+Sugar" rel="tag">Low Sugar</a>|
PS The answer to yesterday's quiz was 'praline powder' made from finely ground caramel-coated, toasted almonds. Sweet stuff! Perhaps today isn't the best time to share the recipe - another day, I promise. Congrats to TexMex and Thamuti who guessed correctly.
|Archive Alert! On this date in 2004 A restaurant review of Townhall in San Francisco.|