Thursday, February 7, 2013

Healthy Girl 365, Day 37 - Sweet Treat!

Last night we had our lovely home group over for Bible Study and I got all house-wifey and yearned to bake something. A couple of other girls in the group are working on healthier lifestyles too, so I wanted something that wouldn't screw us all completely. I ended up making a Mixed Berry Friand Slice. I'll put out the disclaimer right now that there's a difference between something being healthy, and something being not bad for you. This slice falls under the latter category - something to eat when you want a treat that won't throw your whole day off, but not something you should eat four pieces of in one sitting. So we're on the same page? Cool. I got the recipe from a Super Food Ideas magazine a couple of years ago, so it's not my own invention but heck, I'll share it with you anyway...

Mixed Berry Friand Slice
(Makes 16 pieces)
1 piece = 4 Weight Watchers Pro-Points

1 1/4 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup almond meal
2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
150g low fat margarine spread, melted and cooled
4 egg whites, lightly whisked
150g frozen mixed berries
Icing sugar, to serve

1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease a square baking tin and line with baking paper.
2. Sift sugar, flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in almond meal and lemon rind.
3. Make a well in centre. Add spread and egg white. Stir until just combined. Pour into prepared tin. Sprinkle with berries.
4. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Stand in tin for 10 mins. Lift out onto a wire rack to cool. Cut into pieces. Dust with icing sugar. Serve.

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