Carrot cake & banoffee pie

img_3527img_3542img_3543Hey all,

 

I hope you’ve had an amazing Christmas. As promised here’s the recipes for our Xmas day desserts xx

Carrot cake with pineapple frosting
6.5 syns per serving. Serves 8

Ingredients
110g low-fat spread suitable for baking
50g light soft brown sugar
4 tbsp Silver Spoon Sweetness and Light Brown Sweetner
Zest of 1 orange
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs, beaten
110g self-raising flour, sifted
½ tsp baking powder
2 tsp mixed spice
75g carrots, peeled and grated
For the topping:

110g quark
3 tbsp artificial sweetner
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
175g pineapple, peeled, cored, thinly sliced and cut into triangles
Icing sugar to dust
Method
Preheat your oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas 4. Line an 8in/20cm loose-bottomed cake tin with baking parchment.
Put the spread, sugar, sweetener and orange zest in a bowl and mix. Whisk the vanilla into the eggs, then stir into the sugar mixture (don’t worry if it looks curdled). Fold in the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and grated carrots.
Spoon the cake mixture into the tin and bake for 20 minutes, or until risen and firm to the touch. Turn out and leave to cool.
Banoffee pie

Serves 10.
4 syns per serving

Ingredients
60g low fat spread
10 reduced fat digestive biscuits
2 x 12g sachets powdered gelatine
250g quark
3 x 175g pots Muller Light Toffee yogurt (or any Free toffee yogurt)
1 tbsp sweetener
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg whites*
2 bananas
2 level tsp cocoa powder, to decorate
Tip: *Pregnant women, the elderly and babies are advised not to eat raw or partially cooked eggs.

Method
Preheat the oven to 190°C/Fan 170°C/Gas 5 and line a 20cm springform tin with non-stick baking parchment.
Melt the spread in a pan over a low heat
Meanwhile, put the biscuits in a sealable food bag, bash into fine crumbs with a rolling pin and tip into a bowl. Pour in the melted spread, stir well and spoon the mixture into the prepared tin to cover the base, pressing down evenly. Bake for 12-15 minutes then set aside to cool.
While the base is in the oven, dissolve the gelatine in 5 tablespoons of boiling water.
Put the quark in a bowl and whisk until smooth, then whisk in the yogurt, sweetener, vanilla and gelatine liquid.
Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until stiff peaks form and fold into the quark mixture.
Spoon the quark mixture over the biscuit base and smooth the surface with a palette knife. Chill for 4 hours or until set.
Release the pie from the tin and put the pie, still on its base if necessary, on a serving plate. Thinly slice the bananas and arrange neatly on top, then sprinkle with cocoa powder and slice to serve.

 

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Bolognese with courgetti & garlic bread!

Omg this was incredible!!!! All day I couldn’t stop thinking about garlic bread!!! I used to love spag Bol with garlic bread!!!

So tonight that’s what I had. I gave mine an extra easy sp makeover. Hubbie had pasta with his.

Recipe :-

Fry off your mince in fry light, I prefer turkey mince, you can use beef or quorn. Just make sure it’s less than 5% fat.

Add 1.5 cloves or garlic. Keep frying. Then add chopped mushrooms, onion, carrots, & celery. Simmer.

Then add loads of Italian mixed herbs, oregano, a small pinch of cinnamon, a splash of vinegar and lots of seasoning.

Next mix up 2 beef stock cubes in boiling water and pour over the mince and veg.

I then add a tin of chopped tomatoes and a good squeeze of purée.

For the bread I pre heated the oven on 200 degrees. Then I halved and sprayed a gluten free schar brown ciabatta roll with garlic frylight and sprinkled on some oregano. Bake them for 7 minutes.

Serve and demolish!!

Syn free and a healthy extra B choice. Stunning.

Enjoy & remember to tag me on social media if you re create.

Happy fopping xxx

Creamy garlic and mushroom mustard sauce

Hi all this is the quick and simple recipe for my amazing creamy garlic mushroom sauce. It’s stunning with steak, chicken or beef.

Pan fry onions, leeks and mushrooms in garlic fry light, or regular fry light and garlic.  I prefer the fry light as it’s super quick!!! Mix together chicken stock, a tsp of mustard powder and a dollop of quark. Add to the onions, leeks and mushrooms and gently heat through on a low heat. Take about a minute! Add lots of pepper and spoon over your steak or chicken. Amaze and syn free!!!

This is steak was from  www.livelean.co.uk. Their chicken and steak is just fantastic quality and 100% British!!

Happy fopping and remember to tag me on social media if you re create it xx

Salted dark chocolate orange cake. Syn free

This cake was amazing!!! I’ve posted a similar recipe before with chocolate in. I wanted to keep this one syn free. Feel free to add choc shot or cocoa powder if you want a chocolatey cake. Pic of that cake is below.image

Read on for this one x

So you’ll need

4 x oat bran or scan bran. (Purchase in group, amazing for weight loss as packed with fibre and mega fillng) HEB, you’ll have one left to snack on as you get 5 as a b choice

3 tbs of stevia or sweetener

A capful or Valencia orange essence from tesco

A sprinkle of cinnamon (optional, mixed slice is nice or ginger too)

An egg

2 capfuls of trkg salted chocolate skinny syrup. Buy here
http://www.trkg.co.uk

You can use any flavouring you like.

1/2 cooked and mashed butternut squash &

Some boiling water

All you do is microwave half a bns, de seed, peel and mash. Will take about 15 minutes. Longer if needed.

Blitz up the 4 scan/oat bran and add boiling water. Just enough to cover it and soak it. It’ll all break down, tip out any excess water.

Add to a blender the bns, bran and all the other ingredients. Blend and pour in to a microwaveable tub. Microwave for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. You can oven bake too, which might be nicer, but I’m impatient!! I do a similar cake with oats too. Perfect after a work out with some fruit and fat free yogurt. You can also add grated carrot or courgette for speed food.

Enjoy and don’t forget to tag me if you re create it.

Happy Fopping xxx

 

 

Bean and roasted veg chilli

Bean and roasted veg chilli

A rich vegetable chilli packed with three types of beans, courgettes, peppers, tomatoes and delicious Tex-Mex flavours.

Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 Ready in: 30-60 mins
Syns per serving:FREE
sp Perfect for Extra Easy SP
Ingredients

Low calorie cooking spray
1 large onion, roughly chopped
2 medium courgettes, roughly chopped
3 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 large bottled roasted red pepper in brine, drained and roughly chopped
1 heaped tsp ground coriander
1 heaped tsp ground coriander
1 heaped tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp hot chilli powder
400g can chopped tomatoes
2 x 400g cans mixed beans in water, drained
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 vegetable stock cube
75g cherry tomatoes
Large handful of roughly chopped fresh coriander
Salt and freshly ground black pepper