Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I have come to the conclusion that I am not a blogger - certainly not a consistent one! I love spending time here and sharing with my SP friends, but sometimes, life is just too short to retype the experience! So apologies for my increasingly frequent absences - the good news is that there are far more entertaining blogs than mine out there! The personal good news for me is that I am well and truly making this change into a lifestyle and am needing less and less input from the SparkPages to keep me going - that is quite a win from where I'm standing!
I do however have to keep sharing my recipe finds/creations with you - this dessert from my bf's mother is too easy and deceptively delicious. Don't eat it all in one go - one slice (1/8 of the total) clocks in at about 400 calories - better than a whole slab of chocolate, but there are certainly more calorie friendly ways to cater for that sweet tooth. Have it on a gym day, or for breakfast (which is what I sometimes to) to up your calcium intake.
Disclaimer: I am unsure of the American understanding of tennis biscuits and condensed milk but I know South Africans (and probably Brits) will know what I'm talking about!
You will need:
1 packet of tennis biscuits
200 g butter, melted
1 tin of condensed milk
500 ml of yogurt - your choice, use plain or fruit, they both work well and aim for fat free or at least low fat.
Make the base of the tart by crushing the tennis biscuits into crumbs (the good ol' rolling pin action) and mix with the melted butter. Then press this mixture firmly into the base of your dish. (to avoid additional calories, this can be excluded as the filling sets quite firmly - take out about 150 calories per serving. It does compromise some taste though).
Mix the condensed milk and yogurt very well, then pour into the base and microwave on high for 4 minutes. The tart should not be wobbly in the center - if it is, microwave for another minute or two. Refrigerate and enjoy when chilled! Yip, that really is it :-)
Go on, try it, you won't be sorry. Its not as sweet as you imagine or as plain as you might think.