Would you like to be able to create some amazing Paleo desserts or Paleo Treats? But find that you are having trouble when it comes to baking? Well, I know I did in the beginning when it came to following a Paleo lifestyle. But there are certain things you can do that can help.
Below I offer you a few tips when it comes to Paleo baking that should help to make things a lot simpler.
1. Add Some Acid
When baking and you use butter made from sunflower seeds the baking soda will cause the goods to turn green. But by adding some acid such as lemon or lime juice, will activate the baking soda. The same also goes for adding sour cream or cream of tartar to the mix. Of course, if you want you could use baking powder instead.
2. Add Some Coconut Flour
Whenever you are cooking with almond flour adding some coconut flour can prove useful. Adding just a couple of tablespoons to the mix can help to improve the structure of the dessert. But you will find that it won’t affect the flavour or texture of it.
3. Test Out Various Flours Together
In order for any recipe to be a success, you need to find the right balance when combining dry Paleo ingredients with fat and liquids. You may find that by combining different types of flour together the recipe will turn out a lot better.
4. Always Cream The Fat And Sugar
When creaming the fat and sugar together you are helping to get more air into the batter. Doing this will ensure that batter has a much lighter and fluffier texture. You can cream the fat and sugar together either by hand or with a mixer. Make sure that you do this for several minutes so that you are able to incorporate as much air into the mixture as possible. If you decide to use coconut oil when baking do not melt it first. This is also the same for butter or ghee. Keep the fat solid and with the sugar even the liquid variety (maple syrup or honey).
5. Add Some Apple Cider Vinegar
Adding between 1 and 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar will cause a reaction in the baking soda. In turn, this will then help your baked goods to rise.
6. Take Care When Adding Stevia
If you are going to use stevia in place of natural sweeteners (maple syrup, palm sugar or honey) be careful. The problem is that unlike natural sweeteners which act as binder, stevia doesn’t. For example, if you were to replace the maple syrup in a cookie recipe that doesn’t use eggs then you won’t be able to make a dough.