Using nonfat Greek yogurt instead of creamed cheese will reduce the fat content.
Though fresh berries would be the absolute best, if you can only get your
hands on a bag of frozen berries, they will do just fine. Try the kuchen with
frozen berries, save the recipe, and when fresh berries are available, give it
another whirl. Be adventurous. Try blackberries. Blueberries. Just about any
cane berry should be delicious!
When we are younger, we don't often think in too much detail about what
we eat. Oh, sure, everyone knows the basics. Get a good night's sleep, drink
plenty of water, eat your fruits and vegetables. But then you get a little older
and you start looking at your cholesterol levels. LDL, HDL, what does it all
mean? It means watching what we stick in our mouth. This is an easy recipe
that can be adjusted according to the degree of minding your diet. We could
all stand to be more mindful of our arteries, you know.
Step 1: The Recipe...
book from the public library. When I searched for it online in order to print, I found
a blog with an amended version of the same recipe, but using real eggs instead
of egg product (cholesterol), and no salt (sodium). 'Egg product' is not something
often kept in our refrigerator, so we went with the other recipe.
The following is the recipe used in this particular Instructable, provided by a wonderful
blog entitled 'One Perfect Bite'. Thank you, Mary!
1 cup, plus 2 Tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1 cup of sugar, divided into half cup portions
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder - NOT baking soda
1/4 cup butter (will later be melted)
3 eggs (will be separated and divided)
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (will be divided)
1 and 1/2 cups plain low-fat or nonfat yogurt
1 and 1/2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon zest
Below, you will find another, yet very similar version as found in the Better Homes & Gardens
'Favorite Desserts Made Lighter' cookbook from 1994, pages 60-61. For those who are trying
to watch your diet, this version features the following reductions:
50% fewer calories
70% less fat
95% less cholesterol
65% less sodium
Non-stick spray coating
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 cup of margarine, melted
1/4 cup of egg product
1 teaspoon of vanilla