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Marlene Koch's Unbelievable Desserts with Splenda Sweetener [Kindle Edition]

Marlene Koch
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A completely updated edition of the very first book to showcase Splenda (sucralose), Marlene Koch's Unbelievable Desserts with Splenda Sweetener contains twenty-five new recipes, a large, user-friendly format, and color photographs of many of Marlene Koch's delectable creations.

Splenda, the revolutionary no-calorie sweetener, pours and measures cup-for-cup like sugar and doesn't break down under high heat making it possible to create low-calorie versions of your favorite desserts. Cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, strudels, muffins, cream puffs, smoothies, and more--these recipes are not pale imitations of your favorites, but delicious desserts and beverages that look and taste so good that no one will believe that they are not made with real sugar. Here are sweet treats that you will be proud to serve to your family and friends. Dessert will never be the same again--now you can have your cake and eat it, too!



Editorial Reviews

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"A godsend to diabetics, weight watchers, and all healthy eaters who still have a sweet tooth. Use this cookbook, enjoy it, and be healthy!" -- Midwest Book Review

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"Marlene Koch really knows how to LIGHTEN UP deliciously sweet recipes! Unbelievable Desserts with Splenda offers mouthwatering rich and creamy desserts that can be guiltlessly enjoyed by all!"

Product Details

  • File Size: 1886 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1590771400
  • Publisher: M. Evans and Company, Inc. (February 25, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003IZ7UEI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #482,751 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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195 of 196 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Sugar - No Way February 1, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I am a chef and am more than a bit skeptical that anything that is low-fat not to mention low sugar could taste like a real dessert. Then I saw the review saying there was too much sugar so I figured the answer to the good reviews was that the author used sugar only to "call" the desserts low sugar. But because my mother has diabetes, my wife is on a diet and my chef association mentioned splenda was a good product I ordered the book. Here is what I found:
1. The desserts really do taste tremendous. In fact had I not made the "Heavenly Cheesecake" myself I would never have believed it had NO sugar and was so low in fat. My wife was thrilled at the meager 180 calories for a real piece.
2. I found MANY of the recipes actually did not have ANY sugar. The ones that did had teaspoons or tablespoons. When you bake regular dessert recipes you use CUPS. To have the appearance and taste of these with so liitle is unbelievable.
3. Portion sizes are real.
4. A few chocolate chips, a little lite topping - these are the ingredients that make these desserts taste great, not dietetic or weird like health food stuff. And still the calories are low.
Last, I have looked at many books for desserts for diabetics. Some use other no-cal sweeteners which don't taste or cook well. Some use fructose and apple juice but those are still sugar. These recipes taste great and are truly low in carb (and sugar).
I intend to use them for all my "special" clients (and me too)
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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Desserts for Persons with Diabetes or Anyone! December 18, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This is the best book I have EVER found for desserts low in carb!
I HAVE DIABETES AND I LOVE SWEET TREATS! It is soo hard to limit the cookies, cakes and other goodies, especially this time of year. In the past I tried (and usually failed) eating just a small amount of the usual treats so I could keep my blood sugar in check because most low sugar recipes taste too dietetic. (It is no fun watching everyone else get the good stuff!).
I got this book on a recommendation from a diabetes educator just before Thanksgiving and I have been baking happily ever since! I saw the review about the lack of taste in the Cheesecake and had to write. My whole family loved it! They did not know it was low-fat or low in sugar and thought it was rich and creamy and sweet! I have also made the Pumpkin Custard, also great and REALLY low in carb and am addicted to the Deep, Dark Hot Chocolate. I have never had a better low sugar Chocolate Cake (great for birthdays) and the Applesuace Snack Cake has become a staple in my home. I look forward to a happy holiday eating my Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake - a real piece (1/10 NOT the usual 1/16th of a cake) for only 22 gms of carb and 190 calories. To me that is a sweet and merry Christmas treat. I HIGHLY recommend this book to ANYONE looking for real tasting, WONDERFUL treats that are good for you without all the sugar and fat.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous cookbook July 25, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book last fall and HIGHLY recommend it. The desserts are very tasty (I used some of them for the holidays) and one of the things I liked most about the cookbook was that she goes into some details as to HOW she developed the recipe. This is invaluable to me because it shows me how to tweak my own family favorites.
I appreciate that she found a good balance of maintaining taste and texture. One reviewer complained that a lot of the recipes still had sugar. Well, yeah, but the quantities are very very small amounts for a recipe (a tablespoon or two for an entire batch of cookies, for example) and is necessary to maintain the *texture* of the dessert--which keeps it from that icky dry fake taste that a lot of no-sugar/sugar-substitute recipes have. And best off all, she explains WHY she left it in there.
I liked this book enough that I used it as a christmas gift to a diabetic family member.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Holy Grail for Weight Watchers with a Sweet Tooth November 12, 2001
Format:Hardcover
THIS IS IT! 10 years on Weight Watchers and I have never had a cookbook like this. For the first time I can bake all the things I love, have them taste and look great AND be low in points!
I have an incurable sweet tooth that I have satisfied with lots of things like skinny cows and low fat ice cream but sometimes you just need real homebaked goodies! Especially for the holidays or birthdays. This book with over 75 recipes has it all!
Chocolate cake that mixes up in 5 minutes and tastes great. A big piece with strawberries and whipped topping is only 3 1/2 points! It has coffee drinks like the ones in the shops for only 1 point and loads of cheesecakes - all that average about 200 calories - unheard of for a good size , not tiny, piece that tastes so great. I have tried the Pumpkin Streusel and the basic "Heavenly" and they were both sweet, creamy and very rich tasting. My hat's definitely off to this author. A real bonus is that she doesn't skimp on the portion sizes to get the calories low.
Other great info: the book gives you a lot of great nutrition information, baking and serving tips, and all the nutrition information to figure out the points. If you are diabetic the diabetic exhanges are included and the carbohydrate is very low. My sister has diabetes and is even more excited than me about the book. (She says these are very easy to fit into her meal plan.)
Especially great is the secrets of low sugar baking. I am looking forward to adapting my own recipes now - I was to unsure before but now feel confident that I too can get great results.
With the holidays coming I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to eat great desserts and sweets without all the calories (and POINTS). I also plan to give it as a gift to many of my friends who love to bake. it is certainly a high quality , one of a kind book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes, great results
I'm a Weight Watcher who LOVES sweets of all kinds. I've been using this book for at least 3 years have had excellent results. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Evelyn Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Low Carb and Sugar
Would have been a lot nicer if the book would also include some pictures as to what the recipes would look like once done.. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Switchback
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection of recipes
As a person who loves desserts, I wasn't happy when I had to give up sugar for health reasons. The recipes in this cookbook have given me a chance to occasionally satisfy my... Read more
Published 17 months ago by K. Bacon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
How do I make how to book reviews unique when they all need to say the same thing? I won't try. This is a good book which covers the subject well. Read more
Published 17 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars No Sugar Desserts
The product was as described. Made the Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, very good. Next will make the Yogurt Cake. The book was delivered promptly.
Published on May 18, 2012 by KE
5.0 out of 5 stars splenda book purchase
excellent transaction; very satisfied. great book of dessert recipes which I can use for my diabetic husband who has a sweet tooth.
Published on February 10, 2011 by K. E. King
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
I try to have a very low sugar diet, and this book had some good recipes. the cheesecakes were excellent, the cookies generally turned out pretty well, but all the cakes/cupcakes... Read more
Published on September 16, 2010 by Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars yummy recipies
i am a diabetec a have really enjoyed making low carb recipes from this book
Published on January 26, 2010 by Lawrence R. Bloss
1.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable how bad a dessert can be!
I tried several of these desserts -- all horrible. I truly think the author never prepared any of these or has lost all sense of taste. Read more
Published on July 31, 2009 by Mr. Thomas E. Gackle
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous cookbook!
I bought this cookbook when my husband and I were still dating because he is diabetic. This book changed his life and gave him back his sweets. Read more
Published on March 21, 2009 by Chaminade
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More About the Author

Bestselling cookbook author Marlene Koch is known as a "magician in the kitchen" for her extraordinary ability to create amazingly healthy yet unbelievably delicious recipes. A nutritionist and professional cooking instructor whose taught the principles of healthy cooking to chef's across the country for the American Culinary Federation, Marlene's "customer top rated" on QVC where she appears regularly, and her books and better-for-you recipes have been featured on television from the "Today Show" to the "Food Network," in print from publications such as Cooking Light, Men's Fitness, and Diabetes Health, to across the web from Hungry-Girl, to iVillage, and about.com.

Marlene she holds a nutrition degree from U.C.L.A. with advanced training in child and adolescent weight management and is a regular contributor to healthy eating and diabetes publications and websites. Marlene resides in California with her two sweet loving boys and husband and is the go-to cook for a big food loving family.



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