Posts Tagged ‘Dessert Article’
It Only Takes 15 Minutes to Prepare this Lower Fat Tiramisu!
Being from an Italian family, I had Tiramisu a lot when I was growing up and I always loved it! The sweet coffee and cheese taste that just melts in your mouth…who couldn’t love Tiramisu?! But I was always under the impression that it was difficult to make…and also high in fat with all that mascarpone cheese. Well, I just found this recipe on Eatingwell.com for an easy and quick version that’s also lower in fat! It doesn’t make a huge cake like the kind I’m used to seeing at my family gatherings…actually the recipe says it makes 6 servings. For me that would mean 3 for me and 3 for my boyfriend…over 3 days of course! Whichever way you want to eat it, please enjoy and let me know how you like the easy and quick version of Tiramisu!
1/2 cup nonfat ricotta cheese (4 ounces)
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar (or one of our recommended natural sweeteners)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
12 ladyfingers (about 1 3/4 ounces)
4 tablespoons brewed espresso or strong coffee, divided
2 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)
Combine ricotta, sweetener, vanilla and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Place 6 ladyfingers in a 9-by-5-inch (or similar size) loaf pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons espresso (or coffee). Spread the ricotta mixture over the ladyfingers. Place another layer of ladyfingers over the ricotta and drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons espresso (or coffee). Drizzle with melted chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.
Tip: To melt chocolate: Microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium in 20-second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. Or place in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.
Recipe Nutrition, a recipe yields six servings: Per serving: 107 calories; 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g mono unsaturated fat); 3 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 0 g fiber; 125 mg sodium; 29 mg potassium.
Make good cookies GREAT with these helpful hints!
Cookies are so versatile. There are many great recipes, you can experiment with numerous ingredients, and best of all they are a dessert that’s easy and quick to make. But I may have found a way to improve them! About.com has a list of the Top Ten Tips for the Best Cookies. Whether you’re an experienced baker or you want to learn how to bake cookies, I think this article has something for everyone. Many people know that too much flour will make your cookies dry, but this list suggests reducing the flour in many cookie recipes by one quarter to prevent that. I never considered that before! I also love the tip on how to soften butter quickly…grate it into a bowl and leave it on the counter! The article also mentioned baking with the freshest ingredients, which reminded me to buy more baking powder because mine expired last month. I hope you find this list helpful…check it out here!
Suppress your appetite with Dark Chocolate!
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Well, I mostly use milk or semi-sweet chocolate in my easy chocolate dessert recipes, even though I know that dark chocolate is healthier. But a new study by the University of Copenhagen has found further benefits! The article, as posted on medicalnewstoday.com, says that dark chocolate makes the body feel more full, or satisfied after consuming. I find that a small piece of chocolate dessert usually satisfies me, but I have friends that could eat a whole chocolate cake by themselves! In that case, this article could really benefit and push a milk chocolate lover to the dark side. The study tested 16 men, and the result was that the men ate less after eating dark chocolate. What a great way to suppress your appetite while still getting your chocolate fix! It’s a cool study…check it out here!