Category Archives: Desserts

Cherry brownies recipe

This brownies recipe includes only 2 tablespoons of sugar. The sweet taste of this light dessert comes from a chocolate.

Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 25 minutes
Makes: 15-16 brownies

Ingredients
• 1/2 cup (65 grams) flour
• 3 tbsp (40 grams) melted butter
• 2 tbsp (30 grams) brown sugar
• 1/3 teaspoon salt
• 1/3 cup (30 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
• 4 eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 5 oz (140 grams) chocolate, chopped
• 1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream
• 1 cup fresh cherries

How to prepare?
First preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix the flour and the cocoa powder. In a heatproof bowl, place the eggs and sugar over a saucepan of simmering water. Whisk until medium warmth. Remove the mixture and pour it in a kitchen processor. Blend on medium speed for 5 minutes. Add vanilla and one third of the flour& cocoa mixture into the whipped eggs. Mix and stir into the rest.

Melt the butter and add it into the batter. Mix with the spatula. Pour the mixture into a greased baking pan covered with parchment paper. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean out of the brownies.

Chocolate filling
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let the chocolate cool to room temperature. Whisk the cream into the melted chocolate. Pour the whole mixture on top of the brownies and decorate it with cherries.

Low calorie strawberry yogurt dessert

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It takes only 5-7 minutes to prepare this easy, tasty and low-calorie dessert.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of plain yoghurt
  • 6 medium fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 tbsp honney or sugar

Preparation time: 5 – 7 minutes
Servings: 2

How to prepare?
Rinse, drain and cut the strawberries. In a serving bowl, combine strawberries, yoghurt and honney/ sugar. Mix well and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Low calorie strawberry yogurt dessert

Chocolate cake with raspberry decoration

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Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp (40 grams) hot melted butter
  • 1/2 cup (65 grams) flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (30 grams) universal cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (135 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate Filling:
  • 5 oz (140 grams) chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 grams)granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla

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Serve with:
Fresh/frozen raspberries

Preparation:
First preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Start by sifting the flour and the cocoa powder. Make sure that you get rid of all the lumps.

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Whisk the eggs and sugar in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.

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Whisk until medium warmth. Remove from heat and place the mixture in the bowl of your kitchen robot.

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Blend on high speed for around 5-6 minutes or until the mixture looks like heavy whipping cream- tripled in volume and thick. Then add the vanilla extract.

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The next step is to sift in one third of the flour and cocoa mixture into the whipped eggs and fold them in using a rubber spatula. Afterwards fold in the other half and then the rest.

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Melt the butter and put a cup of batter into the butter. After combined, add the butter mixture into the batter and mix with the spatula. The next steps are to line a pan with parchment paper or butter it. Pour the mixture in the pan and bake the cake for 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean out of the cake.

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For the chocolate filling:

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Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. After melted, remove from heat and let the chocolate cool to room temperature.

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Then in a bowl of your electric mixer, whisk together the whipping cream and the sugar until gets thick. Afterwards you can either fold or whisk in one third of the cream into the melted chocolate. Then gently fold in the rest of the chocolate in three stages in total into the chocolate. Pour the whole mixture on top of the cooled cake and decorate it with raspberries.

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Strawberry Smoothie

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Ingredients

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries/raspberries (30 calories)
1/2 cup of yogurt (150 calories)
1/2 cup of whole milk (120 calories)
1 tbsp. honey (65 calories)

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2
Total calories: around 365kcal
Calories per serving: 130 kcal

How to prepare?
Rinse and drain the strawberries. Put the fruit and milk into a food processor and mix until both are well blended. Then add honey and yogurt and blend for 30 sec.

Serve in a white cup for a sugary pink effect or in a big transparent glass.

6 steps to simple yet tasty pancakes

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Ingredients:
For the mixture:
1. 110g/4oz white flour
2. pinch of salt
3. 3 eggs
4. 200ml/7fl oz milk
5. 65ml/3fl oz water
6. 40g/2 oz butter

For serving:
1. chocolate spread and bananas/ strawberries or any fruit you like
Or
2. blueberry or raspberry jam and white cheese

Preparation:

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1st step: whisk the eggs, milk and water in a large bowl. You can use either a whisk or a fork. Whisk the 3 eggs first then add the milk and lastly the water. Make sure that everything has combined well.

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2nd step: Slowly start to incorporate the flour in the mixture. Pour small quantities so that there aren’t any lumps. Scrape down the sides and continue whisking. The batter should be creamy, not too thick, and not too thin.

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3rd step: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Pour around 2 tbsp. in the mixture and use the rest to lubricate the pan using a wodge of kitchen paper to smear it round before you make each pancake.

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4th step: Put the heat on ‘high’ and after the pan gets hot enough turn it back to ‘medium’. If you like, do a test pancake to see if you are using the correct amount and thickness of batter. Spoon the batter into a ladle; so that it can be poured at one go. Tilt the pan so the batter is spread evenly. It only takes a minute for the pancake to cook. Check the sides of the pancake with a palette knife. They are supposed to be in a gold brown colour. Flip the pancake and repeat the step above.

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5th step: After cooked, stack the pancakes in a plate.

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6th step: You can either serve them with jam and white cheese or with chocolate spread and some fruit you like bananas or strawberries. For the first option simply spread the jam in the middle of the pancake and then put small pieces of cheese on the jam. For the second option spread the chocolate in the middle of the pancake and then place chopped banana or strawberry.

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