glycerin in muffins
Reading a recipe for gluten free muffins, the person added food grade glycerin to help maintain moisture. Doing a brief search, I found it is a vegetable oil byproduct and natural. No place could I find anything else about its uses excepI use it as an addative when making fondant. I would like to know more about it's uses. Basically how to use it! - proportions
I want to do more with whole grain 'healthy' muffins as well as gluten free. I am baking muffins for an adult day center and there seem to be a lot of older folks whith dentures and diabetes. The owner cooks lunch and the health dept guidelines say no 'white' sugar. At least they are getting something right! The people to my knowledge, don't have gluten intolerence, but I have read that wheat is bad for diabetes (high glycemic?), so I thought of incorporating the two into a 'healthy hybrid'. The gums used in gluten free are also natural products that I have seen listed many times on commercial bread labels I expect they help retain moisture also.