Christmas is fast approaching, and for some of us it’s time to start thinking about Slimming World Christmas tasters and the dreaded party food! So, how about trying these Low Syn Mini Lemon Curd Cakes?
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
The sponge we use for these Low Syn Mini Lemon Curd Cakes is a whisked, fatless sponge.
This means that the syn value is considerably less than it would be for sponge made with butter. In fact the whole sponge mix will total 8 syns, and as you will get 24 small cakes out of it that’s an incredible 0.33 syns per cake. That’s 1 syn for 3 cakes, how good is that?!
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 Low Syn Mini Lemon Curd Cakes uses 4 tablespoons of Sukrin and and whilst we use 3 tbsp in the Lemon Curd we are only using 12 teaspoons from the whole batch. This amount of Lemon Curd will contain well below a tablespoon of sweetener.
This recipe is divided into 24 portions. That’s works out at well under a quarter of a tablespoon of sweetener per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
Please note the syn values have been adjusted on this recipe.
Now, we know that Quark can be a bit of an acquired taste, and everyone has their own preferred method of flavouring & sweetening it. Whether it be with sweetener, sugar free syrups, extracts or Stevia Drops. So, for the topping on these Low Syn Mini Lemon Curd Cakes, just use whichever method you like best to sweeten and flavour the 130g of Quark.
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Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Low Syn Mini Lemon Curd Cakes recipe.
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