Look closely. This picture says a lot. 1.) The family that I’m house-sitting for loves holiday decorating. Note: the pastel bunnies, chicks, & eggs. 2.) I’m about to start a recipe comparison project. 3.) It’s going on ten.
Now, I absolutely cherish going to bed early, but teaching three spin classes in one day tends to cut into your homework time and forces you to bake cookies into wee hours of the night.
My nutrition class assigned a project to add/subtract/replace ingredients in a recipe to make it healthier. I opted for the good ol’ butter to bean swap; replacing 1/2 stick of butter in the blue batch with 1/2 cup smashed northern beans in the green batch. This exchange obviously decreased the fat content and added fiber. The end result was a little “chewier” than I had anticipated.
Now, I like a healthy recipe replacement just as much as the next budding dietician. But in this case, I would rather have a buttery blue cookie, a spoonful of beans, and run a lap than another green spongy bean turd.
Have you ever added/subtracted/replaced in a recipe? Did it turn out?