Savory Shortbread cookies - Coriander curry

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    Coriander curry shortbread recipe on Epicurious website. They are divine, but I would like them less sweet. By how much can I reduce the sugar and still be successful?
     
    Mollyf, Dec 2, 2019 at 2:39 AM
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    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

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    1 cup sugar = 200 g

    1/2 cup sugar = 100 g

    1 cup flour = ??? Depends on how you fill the measuring cup. Could be anywhere from 120 g to 140 g.

    If you spoon and level the flour, then
    it’s probably closer to 120 g.

    if you dip and level then it’s closer to 140 g

    120 x 1.75 = 210 g flour spoon and level

    140 x 1.75 = 245 g flour dip and level

    100 g sugar / 210 g flour = 0.476

    100 g sugar / 246 g flour = 0.406

    you have roughly 48% using the spoon in level method and 40% sugar using the dip and level method.

    you can reduce the sugar as low as 25% for shortbread.

    25% of 210 is 52 g - equivalent to 1/4 cup
    25% of 246 is 61 g - equivalent to 1/3 cup - 1 TBSP
     
    Norcalbaker59, Dec 3, 2019 at 7:32 AM
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