Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lowfat Glazed Strawberry Shortcake Chad's Recipe

A healthier version of strawberry shortcake. Low fat desserts never tasted this good! When Chad called me to do another guest post he said "Mom we have to make a collection of healthy desserts by adapting the old ones". He just loves dessert but being a body builder, it's a no no. When he does have to treat himself with his dessert craving, he continues to replace the ingredients from our older recipes with healthier ingredients and adapts them to a heart healthy low calorie version. This is a keeper for me.
Thanks Chad, this series of desserts is going to be fun!

1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup white flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup promise margarine softened, canola oil or other with non trans fat oil
3/4 cup fat free milk or 1% milk
6 cups fresh (organic preferred) strawberries cleaned, sliced toss with sugar free syrup
 2 or 3 tablespoons sugar free syrup there are several flavors you can choose at a health store
1 deep dish pie pan or round 8 or 9 inch cake pan
1 cup of fat free whipped topping, we used a hand blender with 1 cup of 1 % milk, whipped until light and fluffy

Mix flours, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar together. Using a fork add margarine or oil. Mix until looks like crumbs. Add milk, stir till moistened. Put this mixture on a kneading board and knead 6 times making a round mound.  Place into a parchment lined baking cake or pie pan or lightly sprayed with cooking oil, the whole rounded mound.

These are rolled then cut out with a round biscuit cutter, makes 6 large or 8 small
 The one we made tonight is one large shortcake, you can also roll the dough (or you can make them in
 6 to 8  cut out 1/4 inch thick individual biscuits) Chad likes to save time. Bake 400 in the middle part of the oven racks on parchment paper or an oil sprayed prepared pan. Bake until toothpick is clean in the center around 15 to 25 minutes. Cool, you can then split and fill with strawberries or place glazed strawberries on top with whipped 1 % milk around 1 cup or non dairy whipped fat free topping.

                               Note: 1 medium slice of shortcake has 225 calories with 5 grams of fat.
Chad is all about eating healthier.
He shops for fat free natural and organic foods at health food stores.
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