I know that when you are trying to lose weight there are times when you feel you want something comforting.
This can be the time when your willpower can desert you and you find yourself tucking into a chocolate bar or packet of biscuits. Only then to feel guilty!
One of the things that can help is making sure that you plan snacks or have things to hand that you eat without guilt and no that you are not damaging your progress when losing weight.
I make these rock cakes which are great share and also will freeze so you can have them on hand. Only 140 calories a cake and great with a cup of tea or coffee for a guilt free snack.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
8oz (240 grams) Plain Flour
2 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Good pinch of grated nutmeg
4oz (120 grams) low fat spread
4oz (120 grams) brown caster sugar
2oz (60 grams) sultanas
1 egg beaten
Approximately 4 tablespoons of water.
Line a large baking sheet with non-stick baking parchment
Sieve the flour, baking powder salt and spices into a bowl. Then stir in the sugar
Rub in the low fat spread until evenly distributed throughout the flour. Then stir in the sultanas
Make a well in the centre then pour in the beaten egg and 2 tablespoons of water.
Mix to form firm dough adding extra water as required
Shape the mixture into 12 mounds on the baking tray and rough up with a fork to make the rock shape.
Bake in a preheated oven at Gas mark 6 200C 400 F for about 20 minutes until risen and brown
Cool on a wire rack.
Will store in an airtight box/tin or freeze.