There must have been something about the sunshine and the feel of Summer in the air this week because all of a sudden I had a craving for scones and jam and a cuppa tea in the garden!
I decided to recreate the textures and flavours of a traditional cream tea but in true Slice Of Slim style-and for 4pp/approx.180kcal per portion it hit the spot for me!
(This is around half the propoints/calories of an average fresh cream scone)
This is a no-faff 2 minute preparation time too! Simple and tasty.
YOU WILL NEED:(Per portion)
1 teaspoon strawberry jam
4 teaspoons Total Greek yoghurt
(0% or 2% fat)
5 fresh strawberries
Split then lightly toast the crumpet.
Cut into four pieces and arrange on a serving plate.
Using a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon, dollop 1/4 teaspoon of strawberry jam on each piece of crumpet. (I promise it's all you need!)
Spread the jam roughly then dollop the yoghurt on top. Use a 1 teaspoon measure for each piece of crumpet.
Leave the yoghurt in generous piles so that it looks like cream. Total yoghurt is best for this as it is so thick and creamy so will hold its shape and isn't sour like so many natural yoghurts.
Cut the strawberries into wedges and arrange 3 slices on each piece of crumpet, nestled into the creamy yoghurt. Use the remaining strawberries to decorate the plate.
Make yourself a cup of tea then take 5 minutes to savour your amazing 'cream tea'. This really tricks the brain- the textures and flavours are just right and you will feel like you've had a decadent treat!
If you want to fill the plate and make this more substantial, cut a banana into wedges and add to the plate.
A taste of Summer