The 64 Calorie Summer Pudding
Type: Dessert Suitable For: Gluten freeLow calorieLow fat
Grab your Lo-Dough and make this super low calorie sweet summer dessert - it's dairy free too.
All you need to hand is fruit, Lo-Dough, a small bowl, a piece of clingfilm, a sieve and some space in your fridge. Once you've got everything you need, this is actually quite easy to make, and is almost fat free as well as very, very low in carbs.
This is a seriously tasty cold dessert, perfect for the height of summer when we all want our desserts a little more refreshing and when fruit is at its best - this is the time to celebrate fresh British fruits.
The low calorie dessert recipe of the summer
What's more, it's easy to prepare, ready in minutes, can be made ahead (it's actually better made in advance) and very economical with your Lo-Dough - once piece will make enough to feed four, so ideal if entertaining family or friends - perfect to enjoy after a BBQ.
We served our's with Oatly's Vanilla Custard, which makes this a totally dairy-free dessert - but the choice is yours. Pouring cream is classic, fat-free yoghurt would work well if you were keeping an eye on calories - but even with Oatly custard, you'd only be adding an extra 60-70 calories, so it's still less than 150 calories for a portion of this luxurious dessert.
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High fibre | fat free | low-carb | gluten free | dairy free | high protein | paleo | vegetarian | sugar free
Method1. Take 50g of raspberries and 50g of strawberries and put in a bowl. Add a teaspoon of sweetener and a small splash of water and crush with either your hands or a potato masher (or a blender if you have one), then push the whole thing through a sieve and into another larger bowl to create a fruit coulis (sauce).
2. Prick the Lo-Dough all over with a fork and put it into the fruit coulis to soak.
3. Take a couple of raspberries and strawberries to one side. Use these to decorate the final pudding. Chop up all the remaining fruit into smaller pieces. Add the remaining sweetener and stir.
4. Line a dessert/cereal bowl with some cling film. Having a little excess over the edges will make it easier to pull away later.
5. Take the Lo-Dough out of the coulis, leaving behind any excess for later. Carefully line the bowl with the Lo-Dough - it will naturally fold over onto itself at a couple of places in the bowl. Fill the middle with all the chopped fruit.
6. Put a plate on top, weigh down with a couple of heavy tins or a heavy pan and place in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
7. When ready to serve, turn out the pudding onto a plate, spoon over the remaining coulis and dress with the fruit you kept back. You can add a sprig of mint if you like and serve alongside custard, cream, or yoghurt as desired.