As to day is world baking day and you are a lover of cakes this can be be a bit of problem if you are trying to lose weight. Please find two of my go to recipes for cakes you can have as a snack without going over the top. They are great for sharing and also keep well if you can resist eating them all at once #worldbakingday
120 calories each
10 minutes to prepare cooking time 25 minutes
100g Low Fat Spread
120g Soft brown sugar
1tbsp golden syrup
225g rolled oats
½ tsp ground all spice
Melt the low fat spread with the sugar and golden syrup
When melted add the oats and all spice and mix thoroughly
Spoon onto a baking tin 11 inches by 4 inches, which is lined with baking parchment.
Press down so it is level then bake at 190º for 20-25 minutes until golden brown
Cut into 16 portions and leave to cool – Store in an airtight tin
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