Re: Silly question...but can you add acacia to baked goodies?
12/03/04 05:57 PM
Just got some acacia for the first time and have been experimenting myself. I added it to one of my favorite desserts, Oatmeal Peach Betty, and didn't notice any difference in texture or taste. Just added about a tablespoon to the crumb topping.
Oatmeal Peach Betty
1 qt canned peaches + juice (mom canned her own peaches, I ended up using 2 15oz cans of DelMonte Harvest Spice Sliced Peaches..tasted pretty close to me) 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp margarine 1/2 tsp vanilla 2/3 c flour 1/4 c canola oil (could probably use less or sub in some applesauce) 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 2/3 c quick oats 1 tbsp acacia powder
Place peaches in a 2 qt cassarole dish greased with non-stick spray. Sprinkle lemon juice and cinnamon over peaches and dot with pieces of margarine. Mix brown sugar, oil, and vanilla. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and acacia, add oats. Add flour mix and blend well, sprinkle over peaches. Bake 45 minutes at 350F.
Also tried blending a tbsp of acacia into some of my gravy for a turkey dinner and it did thicken the gravy but didn't take away from the taste at all.
It is so nice having so many options now to get my daily fiber. Keep experimenting everybody!