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Old 05-18-2011, 04:53 PM   #11
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I think you are fine cutting the sugar in the brownie by half with no changes but, the frosting will not work unless you cut back on the milk or even eliminate it.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:18 PM   #12
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Thank you for the help. If I make them with reduced sugar I will let you know how it works out. At the moment I think I will just make them as is so family won't get peeved and try to cut the sugar next time when no one is around.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:57 PM   #13
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Mocha Brownie

I used white whole wheat flour and walnuts and reduced the sugar by cup in the brownie and left the frosting unchanged. It could have used a bit more coffee flavor. Very good!

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Old 05-19-2011, 12:09 AM   #14
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Mocha Brownie

I used white whole wheat flour and walnuts and reduced the sugar by cup in the brownie and left the frosting unchanged. It could have used a bit more coffee flavor. Very good!

That does look yummy. How was the texture?
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:22 AM   #15
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That does look yummy. How was the texture?
Thank you TL. It was fine not difference. Still pretty sweet. Next time I will try using some or all sugar sub.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:53 AM   #16
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Thank you TL. It was fine not difference. Still pretty sweet. Next time I will try using some or all sugar sub.

Those look great!

I have been able to gradually reduce the sugar in most things so no one notices. It is kind of like that old dance the Limbo, how low can you go. Usually you can cut it in half without a problem. I have not had great results with sugar substitutes and I am a little bit leary of them. Please let us know how you make out with them.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:07 AM   #17
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That's a nice looking brownie.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:38 AM   #18
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Thank you bea and PaC!
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:52 AM   #19
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Here is the recipe >>> (Click) Ms. Mofet's Mocha Brownies
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I used white whole wheat flour and walnuts and reduced the sugar by cup in the brownie and left the frosting unchanged. It could have used a bit more coffee flavor. Very good!

rather than adding more coffee, try adding a teensy pinch of salt to the frosting. That usually pulls all the flavors together in a very good way.
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