Thursday, June 30, 2011

Low-fat Low-sugar Childhood Classic - Biscuits Cake

Бисквитена торта biscuits cake Philadelphia cheese low fat low sugar Total zero % 0 strained yogurt childhood classic raspberries yoghurt

Some of the tastiest desserts don't need to be difficult to prepare. When I was a child we used to make this "cake" as afternoon snack n my native Bulgaria. Sadly the cream was made of butter and jam, which makes the fat content go through the roof. Not mentioning the sugar content that we also have to worry about!
To recreate it I thought about ways to cut down sugar and fat that's what I came up with.

For the cream between the biscuits I used the 0% fat strained Greek yogurt of Total, and for the cream on top and sides of the cake - the extra low fat Philadelphia cheese.

For the jam I opted for the St Dalfour's raspberry jam - which has only fruit and concentrated grape juice instead of sugar.

About the biscuits, they have to be petit beurre-style or plain biscuits. They are quite unpopular here, but still available in some ethnic food stores.

So this is my Low Fat, Low Sugar version of the classic Biscuits Cake:

about 20 servings

3 packs petit beurre biscuits
500 gr strained greek yogurt Total 0% fat
150 gr raspberry jam - high fruit content and no added sugar brads like St Dalfour

150 gr Philadelphia cheese - low fat

A punnet of fresh raspberries

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If you don't have access to strained Greeck Yogurt, you can strain it by yourself at home.

You will need:

1.250 kg Low-fat yogurt

Large muslin cloth

Place the yogurt in the middle of the cloth, take the four ends and make knots over the yogurt - place the muslin to hang over an empty bowl which will collect the water. Leave overnight.
On the next day you'll have strained yogurt.
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Mix the jam and strained yogurt. Spread on the biscuits and join every two biscuits to make one double
stage 1 Бисквитена торта biscuits cake Philadelphia cheese low fat low sugar Total zero % 0 strained yogurt childhood classic

Then spread more jam and strained yogurt on the joined biscuits and join them again.

stage 2 Бисквитена торта biscuits cake Philadelphia cheese low fat low sugar Total zero % 0 strained yogurt childhood classic rasperries

Arrange in serving plate. Cover the top and sides with Philadelphia cheese.

Top with fresh raspberries and place in the fridge for 5-8 hours or overnight.

Cut sideways or diagonally.

Biscuits cake Бисквитена торта Philadelphia cheese low fat low sugar Total zero % 0 strained yogurt childhood classic raspberries

7 comments:

Eve from Spice & Food said...

Simply fantastic :) really yummy and easy to make, great!

The Procrastobaker said...

Ive never seen anything like this before! Sounds so easy and fun to make yet probably would have more impact than many more time consuming cakes n the such. I love the fact you healthified this, really tempted to try it!

Charissa said...

Love this idea so much....kids would adore it...as soon as I saw the picture, I though "IT's so ENGLISH!" and I'm love with the whole English tea thing...
Thanks for being a bright spot in my day! :)

Julia said...

What a great idea adding the greek yogurt!

Sneige said...

Thank you very much girls!
@Charissa -I didn't realise it sounds British - but the biscuits - of course! A step further than a simple biscuit or the ordinary sponge :)

@Julia - theyogurt needs to be strained otherwise the biscuits will squash very easilly.

Jeanne said...

I clearly had a deprived childhood - never seen this but love it! So clever :)

Sneige said...

Thank you, Jeanne, it's actually very simple and I tried to give it a makeover.

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