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How To Spread The Sweetness

What is the meaning of the quote " knowledge is like jam, when you spread it, it looses it's sweetness."?

I think it means that while it's good to be knowledgeable, that if you go about holding it above other people like you're better than them (acting condescending) then that's not so good ('loses it's sweetness').

How can I cut the sweetness of my buckeyes?

Since they're already made, you can't change them now. But you might want to spread some of them over warm brownies, like putting a peanut butter frosting over the brownies. Or chop them into fourths and add them into the batter before baking.

Next time, use more peanut butter and less powdered sugar, then a semi-sweet or dark chocolate for the coating.

Go Bucks! (Ohio State fan all my life, but OU grad!)

How to make fudge that is less sweet?

You can use mashed potatoes.
MASHED POTATO FUDGE
1/2 cup unseasoned, well-mashed cooked potatoes (about 1 medium potato)
3 cups powdered (confectioners) sugar
1 cup flaked or shredded coconut
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (or make one of the variations below in place of the chocolate.)
3 tablespoons butter

While the mashed potatoes are still hot, beat in the powdered sugar and coconut; then add the vanilla extract.
Press into a lightly greased 8-inch square pan.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally. When melted, pour over top of the potato mixture. Refrigerate until set and then cut into squares.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes 64 1-inch pieces.

VARIATIONS WITHOUT CHOCOLATE:

PEANUT BUTTER:
Roll potato mixture on wax paper sprinkled with powdered sugar until very thin. Spread with creamy peanut butter and then roll into a long log. Roll in a little more powdered sugar and refrigerate. Slice to serve.

TENNESSEE CHRISTMAS MINTS:
Omit vanilla extract and substitute a few drops of oil of peppermint. Tint fondant pink with food coloring. Flatten balls to approximately 1/2-inch thickness.

COFFEE MOCHA LOGS:
Add 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder to recipe while kneading mixture. Shape into finger rolls 1/2-by-2 inches. Roll in chocolate sprinkles.

What is the benefit of the fruit sweetness for the plant itself?

There is no benefit to the plant other than to attract animals. The sweetness is sugar, and that sugar could be put to use elsewhere, such as in repair of damaged tissue, faster growth, storage for winter and early spring, metabolism/respiration/energy, or in making defensive compounds and/or structures. The plant sacrifices investments in all of these to give sugar away to frugivores that spread seeds, because darwinian fitness demands not just survival and growth, but also reproduction.The sugar might also act as a preservative of the fruit itself, but again that does not directly benefit the parent plant, just its chances of reproductive success.However, if you continue along that line of reasoning, following that more sugar causes greater attraction of seed dispersing animals which then results in longer-distance dispersal of seeds (on average) and reduced water, nutrient, and light competition with the plant’s own offspring, then you could say, in a roundabout way, that the sweetness benefits the parent itself. But there are probably more economical solutions to this issue, including evolving seeds that only germinate in high light environments, or after exposure to animal digestive systems.

Why is fruit sweet?

Fruit usually are sweet because they are made for the seed to feed off of while the seed starts to go. So the calories are needed for the initial growth. It is also to attract animals to eat the fruit and the seed will get spread by the animal when it passes the seed.

Why is apple sweet?

Not all apples are sweet. Some are tart. But, it is the level of sugar (fructose) in the apple that determines it's sweetness.

If you were to plant the seeds from an apple you liked, it would not grow the same tasting apple, but would more than likely produce bitter apples. When a tasty apple tree is found branches from it are cut off and grafted onto the root stock of apple trees that are not tasty.

Fuji, Gala, Braeburn, Pink Lady, Rome, etc So many taste treats to chose from !

How to fix my too-sweet cake?

I'm making an ice cream cake for my friend's birthday. The brownie base turned out wayyyy too sweet (new recipe). I figured i'd add a layer of peanut butter, and then vanilla ice cream, and ice the entire thing with coolwhip.

Will the peanut butter be enough to counter act the sweetness of the brownie? What can i do short of baking a new base to avoid ruining the cake?

What makes something taste sweet?

I assume you don't want me to simply say that the tongue has taste receptors that detect sugar molecules. It does. The tongue also makes the mistake of tasting artificial sweeteners as sweet because they have molecules with similar shapes to sugar.Are you asking why we experience sweet as sweet? This is one of the few mysteries that will always be a mystery. Why do we experience a particular sensation as that sensation? Other than telling you that we evolved to like sweet fruits to bulk up before a harsh winter (and to dislike bitter poisonous berries, etc). Or I could add that the fruit plants evolved to make sweet tasting fruit for animals to enjoy and spread the seeds around. Why does the sensation of sweet taste sweet and not some other way? Why is red red? It seems that we can't study subjective experience objectively or scientifically. We don't have a machine to read what feeling feels like.Back to sweets… life is carbohydrate… life is sweet… carbohydrate is sweet because it gives life. Simple carbohydrates (sugars) are the simplest life-giving forms of energy for all life forms. Sweet, dude.

Why don't my strawberries taste sweet?

Some varieties are just sweeter. But the usual reasons for unsweet strawberries are: soil not acid enough(use an acid fertilizer like Miracle-Gro Miracid) or rich enough(use compost), soil doesn't drain well enough(add some sand), or not enough sun(they want full sun all day). Another reason is not enough room to spread out. Also, first year's crop is often not sweet. Pick off the blooms the first year and wait until the second. Try the variety, "Brown Sugar". They are among the sweetest.