Guilt free fat free treats…

December 12th 2013
By: Melanie Hollidge

After indulging at Christmas, you can still enjoy a sticky toffee pudding with only 4g of fat per serving:

175g pitted dates
7 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 eggs - separated
85g self raising flour
To make…
1 Preheat oven to 180c/gas mark 4.
2 Place the dates in 175ml of water and simmer for 5 minutes, put in a food blender with 6 tbsp of maple syrup and the vanilla extract – blend it until smooth.
3 Tip into a bowl and mix the egg yolks in, then fold in the flour.
4 Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl and add to the date mixture.
5 Take four 7oz pudding moulds and put a tablespoon of maple syrup into each one, pour the mixture on top and then cover them tightly with foil.
6 Place in an oven proof dish and pour hot water half way up the moulds.
7 Bake for an hour – check the mixture is cooked by inserting a skewer until it comes out clean.
8 When cooked, run a knife around the edge and tip out into a bowl, serve with Greek yogurt or extra maple syrup.