Chocolate and raspberry tart

This is a nice vegan dessert, a recipe slightly adapted from another website. For a light version, use perhaps Canderel instead of sugar and light margarine – or reduce the amount of margarine even more, although the original recipe called for 100g which I already reduced and worked fine.

Here already half eaten... I forgot to take a picture before.

Here already half eaten… I forgot to take a picture before.

For the base:

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao
  • 80g margarine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp soya milk

Mix all the solids, then add the cold margarine and the soya milk bit by bit and mix well until it’s an even dough. Press the dough onto the bottom of a baking tray (grease it with a bit of margarine and flour beforehand) and pre-bake it in the oven for 15min at 180 C.

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Fruity sponge cake, very low calorie & fat

Diet fruity sponge cake

Diet fruity sponge cake

This is a recipe of a very low in calories and fat sponge cake. I will have approximately 240 KCal/100g or 120 KCal per decent portion. It is an adaptation of the recipe I found at bbc good food web site. The cake does not have any fat at all and uses a light sweetener (red canderel) instead of sugar. It also has very little flour. It is very easy to make, about 20 minutes relaxed preparation and 20 to 30 minutes baking.

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Melomakarona (Μελομακάρονα)

Summary

These are traditional Christmas Greek cookies that are considered a bit healthier and lighter because they have only olive oil instead of butter. This recipe measures everything with a cup, which means that you can use any cup, glass or measuring pot you like. The portions in this recipe are calculated with a small 150ml cup.

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