Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Kahlua Sauce

Baking a lot of key lime pies left me with a lot of egg whites leftover, so I made this. Low calorie but wonderfully flavorful. (133 calories with less than a gram of fat per serving!)

9 egg whites
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/8 cup sugar
4.5 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

3/8 cup sugar
1.5 teaspoons cornstarch
1.5 cups skim milk
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons Kahlua (or other liqueur of your choice)

Sift together flour, cocoa, 3/8 cup sugar and cinnamon, set aside. Beat egg whites with electric mixer until foamy, add cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating continuously until stiff peaks form. Fold in dry ingredients and mix completely. Pour into ungreased tube pan. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Invert and cool for at least 30 minutes before removing from pan.

For sauce, dissolve 3/8 cup sugar and cornstarch in cold milk; whisk in egg. Cook to boiling over low heat, stirring continuously. Boil one minute ,then remove from heat and whisk in Kahlua. Serve cake slices with a tablespoon of sauce and sliced berries, if desired. Makes 15 1 inch pieces. Serves 15.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Low Calorie Buffalo Chicken

Another adaptation from Sparkpeople. 177 calories and 7 grams of fat.
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 6 oz. container nonfat yogurt
  • 2 packs Shake 'n Bake
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
Marinate chicken pieces in yogurt in refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Cover with Shake 'n Bake and place on greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 450-degree oven for 15 minutes. Turn chicken over and bake for 10-15 more. While chicken is cooking, microwave butter and hot sauce together until butter is melted; stir. Pour a small amount of sauce in serving dish; place chicken pieces on top. Drizzle with the reset of the hot sauce until each piece is covered. Serve with reduced-fat ranch dressing, if desired.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thai Turkey Salad

A low-calorie recipe, adapted from Sparkpeople. I tried it today and predict it will become a post-Thanksgiving specialty. Less than 200 calories per serving. Increase the ginger and hot sauce if you like it spicier.
  • 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon
  • 1 pound cooked turkey, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 large celery stalk
  • 1 package salad greens
Combine dressing ingredients until well blended. Warm in microwave 1-2 minutes, stir and cool. Chop pepper, onions and celery in food processor. Mix with turkey, poor dressing over all and stir to coat. Chill. Serve 1/2 cup over a bed of salad greens. Makes 8 servings.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Key Lime Pie

  • 1 ready-made graham cracker crust
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Separate eggs, save 3 whites for meringue. Beat egg yolks into sweetened condensed milk, add lime juice and mix thoroughly. Beat one egg white until stiff, fold into milk mixture. Pour into pie crust. Beat remaining egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy; add corn starch. Gradually add sugar to egg whites while beating, until stiff peaks form. Top pie with meringue; bake for 15 minutes or until meringue is golden brown.