Not everyone likes Christmas Pudding and many bariatrics just can’t tolerate the sugar content of even an adjusted recipe one (my version works well for most but isn’t guaranteed). See here for the recipe. So what do you prepare instead that’s festive and special for over the Christmas holidays? Well I fall back on some fail-safe recipes and just tweak them a little. So all my cheesecake recipes (of which there are a few) can be topped with cranberries for a seasonal twist.
All the cheesecakes below can be treated this way – see the links at the bottom of this blog for each alternative. Or use the Oaty Baked Raspberry Cheesecake recipe from the ‘Return to Slender’ first book (page 101) as your base as I have. For book details see here and here
All you need to do is mix 2 tbspcornflour/cornstarch with 2 tbsp cold water. Put in a pan with 300 g/3 cups fresh cranberries and a little sugar or sweetener (I used Splenda granulated in mine) to taste. Heat gently for 10 minutes until softened. Allow to cool and then pile on top of the chosen cheesecake.
Alternatively why not use the same mixture to layer with trifle sponges or your favourite light cake recipe with low-fat custard, fat-free yogurt or light cream? A few slices or segments of orange or mandarin with a dusting of orange zest give this a fabulously festive touch.