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Sacramento area woman wins baking contest using sugar substitute

Kristi Webb, a classically trained opera singer, put her performing abilities to work in a video that showcased her crème brulee recipe.
Kristi Webb, a classically trained opera singer, put her performing abilities to work in a video that showcased her crème brulee recipe.

A Sacramento area woman has won a baking contest sponsored by the makers of sugar-substitute Truvia.

Kristi Webb, a classically trained opera singer, put her performing abilities to work in a video that showcased her crème brulée recipe. Webb is a teaching artist at the Sacramento Theatre Company School of Arts and manager of a Roseville cooking store.

The contest, designed to draw attention to Truvia’s new brown sugar blend, was held this fall. Aspiring bakers developed recipes using the sugar blend or baking blend and also made videos of their creations.

Wednesday, Webb was named the grand prize winner of a professionally produced video to be featured on YouTube. Truvia is made from the stevia plant.

The recipe: Preheat oven to 300. In a sauce pan, combine 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 1 tsp vanilla, and 2 TBS of Truvia Baking Blend. Simmer for 2 min., then turn off stove. Prep a baking dish by lining it with a kitchen towel and 4 ramekins, then pour hot water around the sides of the ramekins. Add four egg yolks to the sauce pan, pour the mixture into the ramekins and bake for 30 min. Cool, then sprinkle with 1/4 cup of Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, divided. Caramelize the sugar with a kitchen torch, chill and serve.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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