Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Toffee Nut Cheesecake

My challenge this week was to make an indulgent cheesecake but with fewer calories than the norm, I was really happy with the result and so were the rest of the cheesecake recipients! So here you have my Toffee Peanut Cheesecake.

P.S The info at the end of the recipe are the syn values for anyone following the Slimming World plan.

Makes 3 individual cheesecakes
For the base:
6 x Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Oats & Honey Breakfast biscuits
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)                
1 teaspoon melted Lurpack Lightest     

Crush the biscuits and add the cinnamon, mix in the melted butter and divide between 3 individual dishes, press down firmly, chill in fridge.

For the topping:
50g Chocolate Philadelphia
1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter
1 sachet Options Toffee Hot Chocolate
½ tub Quark
1 Toffee Mullerlight Yoghurt
2 leaves gelatine
Vanilla Extract
Sweetener (optional)          
Sliced banana or fresh raspberries
Icing Sugar for dusting

Put the gelatine in a bowl of cold water and leave to soften
Mix together the chocolate Philadelphia and the peanut butter until well combined
Whisk in the Mullerlight yoghurt and vanilla, fold in the Quark, add sweetener to taste (optional)

Squeeze the water from the softened gelatine, put into a small saucepan with small amount of water, heat gently until dissolved

Add the gelatine to the cheesecake mixture and mix well.

Pour the mixture equally onto the biscuit bases and put in fridge to set for 4-6hours.

Top with fresh raspberries and dust with icing sugar


SW Info
Total Syns per recipe 15 & 3 HEB
Per portion 5syns & 1 HEB 

Monday, 20 January 2014

Skinny Sunday Sundae

Raspberry & Banana Skinny Sunday Sundae

Well, 2014 and already nearly the end of January, where does the time go? 
January is that time of year when we are all trying to be ‘good’, so here’s a tasty but almost saintly little treat I made last Sunday and another yesterday so it only seems right to call it a Skinny Sunday Sundae....
It only take a few minutes and a few ingredients and is super versatile,

0% fat Greek Yoghurt or Quark if you can find it.
Fat Free flavoured yoghurt
Low Calorie Hot Chocolate sachet  e.g Options
Sugar free jelly (make your own or buy it ready made)
Fresh fruit of your choice
Mini marshmallows, mini meringues(crushed) and a chopped up cereal bar.

In a tall glass layer up fat free Greek yoghurt mixed with a fat free flavoured yoghurt, sugar free jelly, fresh fruit, fat free Greek yoghurt mixed with the hot chocolate sachet, crushed mini meringues, a chopped up cereal bar and some mini marshmallows.

Chocolate & Orange Skinny Sunday Sundae (excuse the terrible lighting)