This week’s recipes take advantage of all the delicious summer fruits – but beware of the topping! Take a look at the winners and the sinners in this list.
|****Per 28g/1oz.||Cals||Ice Cream 50g approx 2ozs||Cals|
|Clotted cream||165||Portion of Arctic Roll (per 1/5 roll)||110|
|Creme fraiche||106||Walls Viennetta (100ml/50g)||120|
|Creme fraiche half fat||47||Carte D’Or light Vanilla (100ml/50g)||70|
|Double||125||Wall’s Soft scoop Vanilla Light (100ml/50g)||60|
|Single||55||Wall’s touch of Yoghurt (100ml/50g)||65|
|Whipping||105||Vanilla/reduced calorie ice cream||50/33|
|Carnation evaporated milk light||55||Sorbet (28g/1oz)||35|
|Elmlea single/light 30ml||45/36||Sainsbury’s be good to yourself 50g||60|
****Marie’s Tip. The small container of milk you have with a tea/coffee is approx 28g/1oz and is ideal to measure any of the above.
Here are two super summer fruit recipes to help you on your way – enjoy!
Hot Berries and Banana
Serves 1 – approx 150 cals per serving
1 small bananas 2 tblspns/30ml orange juice
2oz/56g fresh/frozen raspberries half fat aerosol cream
Pre-heat oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4. Remove the skin from the bananas and cut in half length ways placing on a sheet of foil, making sure it is large enough to cover the bananas during cooking. Spoon over the raspberries and 2 tblspns/30ml orange juice. Fold up the foil to make a parcel. Place on a baking sheet and cook for approx 13-15 mins. Serve with half fat aerosol cream.
Serves 6 – approx 120 Cals per serving
8 thin slices of wholemeal bread, crusts removed 1lb bag of frozen fruits of the forest
Granulated sweetener to taste (add to fruit after cooking) 5 tblspns apple juice
Place 1 slice of bread in the bottom of a 1½ pint pudding basin. Reserve 2 slices of bread and use the remainder to line the sides of the basin. Gently simmer the fruit with apple juice until slightly soft. Fill the basin with fruit pressing down firmly and place the reserved bread on top. Pop a saucer on top of basin within rim. Place a heavy weight on top and chill in the fridge overnight. Carefully run a knife inside of the basin and turn out onto plate.
If you’ve got a favourite summer fruits recipe, share it with me – I’d love to hear from you.