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Adding liquid sweetener

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Grannies Hill

Adding liquid sweetener

Hi all. 

When adding liquid sweetener, should i reduce the water by the same amount?

 

Thanks in advance

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Abe

What type of sweetener are we talking about? I understand with some sweeteners it just takes a few drops.

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Grannies Hill

Maple syrup is my favourite... 

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Mini Oven

I would reduce the water equally in the recipe.  Sugar will act in the dough like a liquid, you can always add the removed water back into the dough later if needed.

According to this article,  maple syrup is 66% sugar (34% water) 

 

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Grannies Hill

Didn't think to look at it those terms.  34% water! Thanks for the tip..