Those of us that are of a certain age will probably remember being served this as a dessert for school dinners. Looking back it probably wasn’t the healthiest of times! This 1 Syn A Slice Jam And Coconut Sponge will bring back all those memories, but thankfully not all of the calories and that inevitable sugar rush.
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As you will probably know Slimming World have brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.
Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.
The recipe for this 1 Syn A Slice Jam And Coconut Sponge uses 2 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 15 portions. That’s way less than half a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
You can enjoy this with a cup of tea, or as a pudding, warmed with some low fat custard (just remember to count the syns!) or some Vanilla or Banana & Custard Muller Light.
One thing to point out when making this 1 Syn A Slice Jam And Coconut Sponge it’s important to make sure you fold in the egg whites gently. If you don’t you may not get the right consistency, and it may turn out ‘eggy’.
If the flour and egg yolk mixture is a little stiff after adding the 2 tbsp of water then you can add a bit more water just to make folding the egg whites in a little easier. Just remember, the egg whites must be stiff after whisking (you should be able to hold the bowl upside down over your head without getting egg on your face!)
Finally, you don’t have to cut this into 15 pieces. You can cut this into as many slices as you want but don’t forget to adjust the syn value accordingly!
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Coconut Flour is the secret to this 1 Syn A Slice Jam And Coconut Sponge. It’s lower in syns than plain flour, and much higher in fibre! It’s also super absorbent – so you can’t replace the coconut flour for plain flour in this recipe I’m afraid!
Not all coconut flours are created equal, some are higher in syns than others – the one we’ve used in this recipe is Sukrin Coconut Flour.
We’ve also used Sukrin 1 sweetener, which is pretty damn nice.
What Is Sukrin?
If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.
That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.
You can of course use regular sweetener – as always the choice is yours.
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