Saturday 4 January 2014

Slimming World Tiramisu

To many people, January is a time of diets and trying to lose weight, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy nice food. This recipe is from Slimming World's Love Desserts book and is low fat; each serving has 3 syns on all Slimming World plans.

To serve two, you need:
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp sweetener
a few drops of vanilla essence
200g quark
6 sponge fingers
1 tsp instant coffee dissolved in 2 tbsp water
2 tbsp brandy or other spirit - I used cointreau
50g fat free natural fromage frais
1/2 tsp cocoa powder

Whisk the egg yolk with 1 tbsp sweetener then beat in the vanilla essence and 2 tbsp quark.

Gradually whisk in the remaining quark until you have a smooth cream

 Make up the coffee in the hot water and mix with the alcohol in a wide shallow bowl. Soak the sponge fingers for a minute or two until softened.

Spoon half the quark mixture into serving glasses, add the sponge fingers (broken into pieces), then another layer of quark and another layer of sponge fingers.

Top with the fromage frais and sprinkle over the cocoa powder. Chill until read to eat.

I am sending this to Four Seasons Food, the blog challenge hosted by Louisa at Eat Your Veg and Anneli at Delicieux. Their theme this month is 'virtuous'; some people may insist that no desserts are really that virtuous but this is a great low fat version of a usually very calorific dessert.

I used Cointreau in this recipe as I already had an open bottle in the cupboard, rather than buying brandy as the recipe called for, and it tasted really nice - I think this qualifies me for the "frugal" theme for Baking with Spirit! Though this dessert isn't actually baked so I will have to see what  Janine at Cake of the Week says!

Update: I'm sending this to Chris at Cooking Around the World as the month the challenge has reached Italy.


  1. I love tiramisu====it looks really great.

  2. It looks delicious!
    I shall make this version next time I need a tiramisu, as the recipe I usually make contains about 500 calories per portion!

  3. I love low fat cooking! I also love tiramisu. You may have won my food heart. I use the term 'bake' pretty loosely, you should know by now that pretty much anything goes with me! Thanks for entering BWS. I bet the cointreau added an interesting flavour, too.

  4. Yummy, nice to have a Virtuous pud in the Four Seasons Food event! Great idea and looks delish. Thanks so much for linking up, Louisa

  5. Well, tiramisu always works for me ... especially when you add some cointreau. Thanks for linking up with Bloggers Around the World, too!

  6. I thought the sponge fingers were 1 syn each, which would mean the alcohol isn't synned?

  7. I made it and used patron cafe tequila (just because it was in the cupboard) . It was lovely tiramisu. My other half didn't even know it was slimming world!

  8. Looks yummy favourite pudding ..Italian style....


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