[Sca-cooks] a Viking-challenge?

Saami Mom Yaini0625 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 11 17:06:25 PST 2011

Yum! My Viking Husband is also diabetic. We substitute processed sugar with honey or agave. You can also use Stevia and is a natural substitute but has a licorice aftertaste. 
Aelina Vesterlundr

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On Dec 10, 2011, at 9:24 PM, Ana Valdés <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Apples filled with nuts and honey were common in Scandinavia, Gotland,
> Visby, in the Middle Ages. It's very easy to prepare and low fat, only
> tricky is the honey if you have many diabetics.
> Another thing is rhubarb pie sweetened with lemon and honey, again the
> honey.
> Or cakes dopped on mead.
> Ana
> On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 6:12 AM, Terri Morgan <online2much at cox.net> wrote:
>> I've been asked to provide a dessert for a Viking feast (really, just a
>> small gathering of reenactors) that features berries but is low on sugar
>> since a few of the guys are diabetic. That's not so rough, but they've
>> thrown in "and it needs to be low on fat, as one guy has trouble with fatty
>> foods" so that kinda kicked any thoughts of a fried-pie sort of thing out
>> of
>> my head. Or a simple 'snow' or heavy cream mixed with berries.
>> Does anyone have a suggestion? I'd like to keep it as simple as I can since
>> whatever I bring, the guys will assume that it is as close to
>> period-correct
>> as can be (saving that I plan on using Splenda should I need to sweeten
>> anything).
>> I'm rather down to thinking that a soft goat's cheese mixed with crushed
>> berries is going to be the way to go. How boring for their festive
>> occasion.
>> (They only do this once a year.)
>> Hrothny, totally too stressed to be creative or wing it from her "available
>> foodstuffs of the early Norse" lists.
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