Another week of the 12WBT challenge down, and more kgs lost (not quite enough for me to brag about yet I feel). I am searching around for yummy, tempting lower-in-calories baking items. I’m note sure how Michelle Bridge’s would feel about this, but it seems quite a bit lower in calories and certainly not too many if you have a teeny-tiny piece (which pretty-much goes for everything anyway). I even found it on the Calorie King Website, so it must be ok.
Anyway, it’s a really ‘easy-to-do’ recipe and was perfect for my rainy afternoon activity while Husband and Baby went off to swimming lessons. I also had quite a bit of ricotta cheese left over from the week of 12WBT, as Michelle Bridges seems to have an unusually large amount of ricotta cheese in her menu plan (must be ok to eat in rather large quantities?!?)
It has the following ingredients for the filling, all blended together in the trusty Kitchen-aide:
- 405 g Ricotta Cheese (1 1/2 cups)
- 3 Eggs
- 55 g Sugar (1/4 cup)
- 1/2 Lemon rind, grated (I also added the juice of half the lemon)
- 85 g Sultanas or currants (1/2 cup)
- 1 cup Low Fat Fibre Pastry recipe (125g) – this was also on the Calorie King website and contained flour, butter, ricotta and water – easy peasy!
So the verdict? I thought it was a bit eggy in flavour and for this reason I would omit one of the eggs next time. I loved the hint of lemon in each bite, and the pastry was really easy and tasted lovely. I will definitely use this pastry recipe for an apple pie in the future (not-so-near-future-thanks-to-12WBT). Husband thought it tasted great with a HUGE dollop of whipped cream – I had to look away.
What low-calorie dishes have you been making? Or you could just make a general comment (Mum)….