About a year ago a cool friend and respected citizen of Low Carbistan gave me a bag of Swerve sweetener. I’ve been afraid to use it, because I get freaked out by new things. Today I used it. I love it.
This is what I made: gingerbread scones from All Day I Dream About Food. I didn’t take pictures while I made them because I was pretty sure they’d be gross. Instead they were TRUE LOVE.
They’re also very easy to make.
My only tweak was to the frosting. It was supernaturally sweet when I followed the directions, probably because I did not have the powdered Swerve listed in the recipe. So I chucked that and made a batch with 2T granulated Swerve, 2 T cream, 1tsp. molasses, and about 1.5 T soft butter. This made a thick but dribbly glaze. I added the molasses to make the glaze’s color more Starbucksian. (There used to be a maple scone there in the late 1990’s that was—never mind. But it had this glaze. Oh lord.)
We especially liked these when the glaze hardened up a little bit, but that took a few hours and we’d eaten most of them by then. (The recipe calls for cutting the dough into eight scones.)
I will definitely make these again. BONUS: I am now unafraid of the Swerve.
Do you ever use a FitBit to see how you’ve been sleeping? I can’t say I recommend it. When I see how bad I am at sleeping, I feel even more anxious and insomniatic. Hurry up and relax! It’s almost Christmas!