Sunday, 17 January 2010

Diet food????

Well as so many of you seem to be leading by example and are well on the way to shedding those Christmas pounds, I thought I would join in and show you a recipe adapted from a Weight Watchers booklet for a scrumptious snack at 2 points a serving (if you are counting your points allowance) and those that aren't, well it's a lovely treat anyway!

Here are a few photographs of it in the making to tempt you....

Mix it all up...

Into the fridge for an hour or two.....


.....and good for you!

The recipe as they print it is as follows:

Chocolate Biscuit Refrigerator Cake

120g milk chocolate- I use dark as it is richer and better for you, if you find dark chocolate bitter - you won' t in this because the syrup sweetens it
1 tablespoon of golden syrup
50g butter/margarine/spread
150g shortcake/digestive biscuits - broken by hand into sizes of your choice
30g glace cherries - I don't like them so use sultanas
50g chopped dried apricots
30g cranberries - I use raisins

Melt the butter, syrup and chocolate over a bain marie or in the microwave if you prefer.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir until everything is coated in the chocolate.  Spoon into a square or oblong tin lined with greaseproof paper (I use oblong as it makes the cake thinner which I prefer).  Press into the tin with your palm - a messy but fun job!
Then put in the fridge for an hour or two and enjoy!  They say it makes about 16 squares but because I make it thinner it tends to make more.

It is good as a pudding too and if you use dark chocolate, one little square really is enough!  Promise.


Warm Winter Wishes for a Wonderful Week


x x x


Guenievre said...

Bonjour !
miam, miam ... thank you for this recipe. Je suis gourmande et adore les desserts.
Je vais tester !
Merci Cally !

Cally's Cottage said...

Bonjour Guenievre!
Cest vraimant delicieux!!We had some yesterday while watching the film Chocolat- parfait!
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

Guenievre said...

Ahhh, "Chocolat" I love this film, it's one of my favourite and watched it ... a lot of times.
Read the book twice.
Juliette Binoche is one of my favourite actress too. Well, and J.Depp :-)))
Warm wishes to you too +++

Primrose Beresford said...

That cannot be a diet food, lol. It looks absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for posting the recipe.

Best Wishes,

re said...

Oh yummy!!!

Alison said...

Mmmmmm this seems yummy!
Especially as I'm on a diet too, have lost 11lbs since new year but still have a good few to lose before summer! Lol!
Aaahhh your anniversary is on Valentines Day how lovely.
Hope you are having a good weekend & thank you for joining in on my giveaway.

Blueberry Heart said...

ooooh! Our WW leader made one of these once and it was gorgeous! I daren't make it though as I have no self restraint when it comes to anything sweet!
BH x

firststeps said...

Mmmmm lovely chocolate heaven. I am going to add this to my book of chocolate recipes!! Love Sarah x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hi Cally,

I am not doing anything about shedding pounds, Naughty me! but I am a massive fan of refrigerator cake and will be making some today, hooray, thanks for reminding me how much I like it!

Sarah x

Chani said...

Hmm this looks yummy, I absolutely have to try it out!
Love, Chani