Apple Cheese Icing Recipe
2 sweet dessert apples 200 g *
1 tsp powdered gelatin dissolved
4 tbsp hot water (for gelatin)
1/3 cup skim milk cheese or cottage
1 coloring (optional)
2 apples, cored and sliced. Suggested Golden Delicious - stay white
when cooked. Cook the apples to a soft pulp in a little water and
allow to cool. Place in a blender with the dissolved gelatin, cheese
and coloring, and blend to a smooth puree. Leave to set, then spread
on the cake and pipe if desired.
This spread, covered, keeps well in the refrigerator and may be
Suggested uses: Child's birthday cake, slab cake cut in squares and
decorated with a blob of icing topped with a piece of fruit,
low-calorie spread for plain cookies or scones. 5 cal in 2 tsp.
Total recipe: 160 cal, 25 g (2 1/2 units) carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 13
g protein, 2 g fat.
Source: The Diabetics' Cookbook by Roberta Longstaff published in UK
and Canada 1984.
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* Make reduced carbohydrate breadcrumbs for deep fried or oven baked foods.
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The chemical lypcopene is a natural coloring compound and one of the phytochemical group known as 'carotenids'. It is the agent responsible for the vivid red hue of a good number of fruits and vegetables.
Intrestingly, unlike many nutrients, lycopene not only survives being cooked, but is essentially strengthened by cooking.
Its most important benefit is that it works as an antioxidant and is believed to be of use in the fight to lower the risks of cancer.
This useful phytochemical is the most powerful fighter of singlet oxygen, which is associated with skin aging. It is also believed to prevent the progression of atherosclerosis.
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