Saturday, June 22, 2013

Goat Cheese, Trehalose Frosting

I posted mocha frosting and filled chocolates using the glyconutrient, Trehalose last year and here comes another frosting recipe. SOOOOO, if you like cream cheese frosting you are going to LOVE this recipe! 
It is OFF THE HOOK!! Seriously!! 

Trehalose comes granulated and looks just like refined white sugar, however it is not and the way it reacts to heating and cooking is different then white sugar. (It doesn't brown and caramelize the same) So because of the $4 per pound cost I have only used it for frosting and confections by making it into powdered form. I have found that I use a bit more liquid to make a smooth frosting or confection to fill chocolate cups, then when I used refined white sugar.
Trehalose is 50% the sweetness of white refined sugar and has a clean taste that doesn't leave a heavy, sugary aftertaste. It is considered a glyconutrient,  What does that mean? 
I order Trehalose at  Trehalose is just ONE glyconutrient that is a beneficial nutrient that supports good health. There is one network marketing company who specialize in a line of glyconutrients. The following is taken from information I have gotten online.

"I'm sure you will have heard about diabetes - in a strange way Trehalose and diabetes are connected. 
Trehalose is a relatively recent discovery and just 12 years ago Trehalose was confined to the research labs and academics. TREHALOSE is NATURAL and CONTAINS NO CHEMICALS. The breakthrough came in Japan about 15 years ago when a scientist managed to get an enzyme to convert simple starch into Trehalose. This breakthrough enabled Trehalose to reach many more places and today it is used widely in the cosmetic industry, skincare, food preparation and the freezing of living organisms for transportation or research - called cryo-preservation. Trehalose has the ability to stabilize proteins and that's one of its major uses in the food industry. Trehalose was first used in Japan to help in the preparation of sushi where it helps with stability, flavor and shelf life. Learn about Trehalose and how it can aid healthful living. It is a viable, natural alternative to sucrose (white table sugar) and research suggests that it is a good alternative natural sweetener and much better than Aspartame or Nutra Sweet - oh and an added benefit is that you will have better energy levels throughout the day.
When eaten it has a very low effect on the blood glucose level and hence is very useful for diabetics. Due to its ability to stabilize protein it may also have some benefits in terms of aiding neurological degenerative diseases."
WOW, sounds almost to good to be true! Especially the last statement, "some benefits in terms of aiding neurological degenerative diseases." Give me some! You can get it for $4-lb from You don't have to buy a membership to order the "essentials". I can thank my dad for turning me on to this sweet brain food.
I used this frosting on craisin, pecan flax muffins
Goat Cheese, Trehalose Frosting (cream cheese frosting)
  • 1 cup powdered Trehalose, (instructions below)
  • 4 oz whipped goat cheese (Chevremousse whipped goat cheese) I got this at Costco
  • 1 Tbls Kerry Gold butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  1. Put the Trehalose in your power blender (I used a vitamix) start low and increase power. Blend for about 30 seconds to a minute.
  2. Dump the powdered Trehalose into a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add goat cheese, softened butter, vanilla and lemon juice.
  4. With hand mixer, blend until smooth.
  5. Frost 12 to 15 cupcakes or flax muffins.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.
Can you say YUMMMMM!?!?!?! Once you try frosting using Trehalose you'll never want to use refined white sugar again!

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