“Heart disease is a serious issue, and one of the main culprits is our diet and high cholesterol levels,” says Micki Sannar, an Instructor of Nutritional Cuisine and cookbook author with over 20 years of cooking and recipe development experience based in Highland, Utah.
Micki Sannar was determined to make healthy and wholesome family style desserts. She began experimenting by baking with olive oil instead of unhealthy fats like margarine, butter, shortening, or lard. After years of experimentation, she has created many delicious dessert recipes which can be enjoyed by everyone and anyone. Her cookbook is titled, Olive Oil Desserts- Delicious and Healthy Heart Smart Baking. www.OliveOilDesserts.com
Micki suggests the following techniques:
– Use pure olive oil when creating sweet desserts.
– Always coat or spray all baking pans with olive oil to prevent sticking, including cookie sheets.
– Keep olive oil away from light and heat to prevent it from becoming rancid. Store it in the refrigerator or freezer if you don’t use it often.
– When baking non-sweet breads and other foods, don’t be afraid to use extra virgin or virgin olive oil. It tastes fantastic and it’s very good for you.
– Try experimenting with your favorite dessert recipes. For each cup of butter, margarine, or shortening, use about 2/3 – 3/4 cup olive oil.
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