This recipe just proves that nothing is off the menu with Slimming World! Traditionally rich and creamy this slimline version of a classic Italian tiramisu looks and tastes sublime.
SERVES 6 – PREP 20 MINS plus chilling – COOK None
a few drops of vanilla essence
400g quark (low-fat soft cheese)
12 sponge fingers
2tsp instant coffee dissolved in
150g fat free natural fromage frais
6 chocolate coated coffee beans
2 level tsp cocoa powder
1 In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of the sweetener together until thick and creamy.
2 Add the vanilla essence and 2 tablespoons of quark and whisk in gently. Gradually whisk in the remaining quark to form a smooth cream.
3 Break the sponge fingers in half and place them in a shallow dish. Mix the coffee and brandy together and drizzle over the sponge fingers, mixing them gently to coat in the liquid.
4 Divide half of the sponge fingers between six small serving glasses, top with half of the quark mixture, then with the rest of the sponge fingers and a second layer of quark. Chill for 30 mins.
5 Sweeten the fromage frais with the remaining sweetener and spoon on top of each glass. Decorate with chocolate coated coffee beans and dust with cocoa before serving.
*Pregnant women, the elderly and babies are advised not to eat raw or partially cooked eggs.
This recipe is taken from Slimming World’s Love Desserts, available in all 9,000 Slimming World groups in the UK and Ireland priced £4.95/€7.95.To find your nearest Slimming World group visit www.slimmingworld.com or call 0844 897 8000.
Photograph: Gareth Morgans.