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Strawberry brownies light: spring snack – Italian Cuisine

A dessert that has all the appearance and taste of a sin of gluttony, but with less fat and sugar than the classic recipe. Don't forget the strawberries, for a perfect spring snack

When you think about the Brownies one inevitably thinks of a sin of gluttony.
With butter, chocolate and sugar in fact one cannot but obtain an explosive result of taste and goodness, but also a caloric bomb.
But you know that you can prepare delicious and practically identical brownies for consistency and flavor to the original ones even with lighter ingredients?

Less fat, less sugar

To make brownies lighter and less caloric, it is important to reduce fatty ingredients and sugars.
Fats should not be completely eliminated because to obtain a tasty result and a soft consistency they are an important element within the compound. We can simply review the quantities or modify them, choosing healthy and good fats like coconut butter or olive oil, instead of butter.
As for sugar, it would be useless to replace it with cane sugar or with agave syrup or honey because it is always sugar, but we can use it erythritol or stevia.
Another sweetener that gives a particular taste to brownies and also a consistency that Americans would call "chewy" is the date.
You can use the pulp of dates of Medjoul smoothie for the preparation of many desserts or to spread on bread for breakfast.

Strawberry brownies light recipe


200 g of dark chocolate 85%
5 tablespoons of coconut oil (or seed oil or extra virgin olive oil)
3 tablespoons of bitter cocoa
170 g of flour 0
230 ml of soy milk (or almonds or coconut)
100 g of stevia
chocolate drops q.b.
strawberries q.b.


Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie using two saucepans, one full of water and another that should be put inside just to touch the water.
Let it cool and then mix it with coconut oil and milk.
Separately, mix cocoa, erythritol (or stevia) and sifted flour with baking powder.
Add it all together and add the chopped strawberries and dark chocolate chips.
Fill a square mold that is not too large and covered with parchment paper.
Decorate the surface with strawberries cut in half, letting them sink into the mixture and bake at 170 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.


Avocado Brownies

A very unique and healthy way to make the brownies dough soft and delicious is use avocado pulp.
Just merge 100 g of chocolate and let it cool.
Apart they are mounted 2 eggs with 100 g of brown sugar and then add the pureed pulp of an avocado of about 300 g.
Finally, they are added 60 g of flour 0 and a packet of yeast, mix well and let the mixture cook in an oven dish at 180 degrees for 25 minutes.
The avocado pulp is rich in omega3 fats and then replaces butter and oil.

15 Sunday cakes to eat at snack – Italian Cuisine

15 Sunday cakes to eat at snack

Soft cake with sour cherries in a friable shell
Hazelnut cake from the Langhe with Moscato zabaione
Chocolate tart with meringue
Apple tart with hazelnut crumble
Bread and chocolate cake
Soft coconut cake
Tarte tatin
Martin cake sec
Pastiera of rice
Ricotta cake with blueberries
Oil cake, lentils and walnuts
Magic Cake
Peanut butter and sumac tart
Rice and ricotta cake
Mimosa cake with yogurt and strawberries

Bread butter and jam. Bread and chocolate. A fruit and a pudding. What is your favorite snack? If the answer is one piece of cake with some tea or an orange juice, you will find many inspirations.
Very often we allow ourselves the luxury of baking a good cake only at the weekend. You want that there is a little more time to dedicate to the kitchen or that we sit in more people at the table, the dessert never fails.

But if we think of something suitable for a rich snack, we can extend this good habit even at the beginning of the week to give a slice of sweetness and more energy to every day.

Here are our favorite Sunday cakes

So here are many ideas to bake based on fruit like the soft cake with sour cherries in friable shell, the Apple pie with hazelnut crumble, the soft coconut cake, the tarte tatin, the cake Martin sec, the cake of ricotta with blueberries, the Magic Cake and the cake Mimosa yogurt and strawberries. For the sweet tooth there is no lack of those based on chocolate like the tart chocolate with meringue and the classic cake of bread and chocolate. Ideal for taking a small portion of dried fruit every day hazelnut cake of the Langhe with Moscato zabaglione, the cake allOil, lentils and walnuts and the tart al peanut butter and sumac. To vary a little 'instead you can try two cakes based on rice: the pastiera rice and cake rice and ricotta.

In the gallery above, all the recipes of the cakes to prepare for a snack.

how to prepare delicious waffles for a snack – Italian Cuisine

homemade waffle

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the waffle, or gaufre, can also be cooked at home using a special plate

In English they are called Waffle, in French, gaufre. I'm crispy waffles outside and soft inside that you cook with one plate particular and serve stuffed to taste, with fruit, chocolate, Maple syrup and so on. Their origin seems to go back to ancient Greece, while in the Middle Ages, in France, small cakes were cooked, called gaufre, which in ancient French means "Honeycomb", as waffles are presented today.

homemade waffle

How to prepare waffles

Making waffles at home is simple: these pods are perfect for one snack substantial with friends or one weekend breakfast. A small trick! Before starting to mix the ingredients remember that you will need thespecial waffle plate, which cooks the batter and creates the typical honeycomb weave.


100 grams of sugar
200 grams of flour
60 grams of butter
200 ml of milk
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract


Divide the yolks from the whites. Whip the whites until stiff with the help of an electric whisk. Separately, beat the egg yolks with sugar. Then add the butter that you have melted and the vanilla extract.

Slowly, in the rain, add also flour and sieved yeast and, stirring, pour the milk. Complete by incorporating the whipped egg whites.

Heat the plate and, using a ladle, pour the mixture and cook for about 5 minutes. Check the cooking, also according to your tastes, if you prefer softer or crispy waffles.

The extra touch? Flavor the waffles!

In addition, or instead of the vanilla extract, you can add cinnamon, grated lemon zest, cocoa, fresh squeezed orange juice, chopped walnuts or whatever you want to the dough.

How to fill the waffles?

Melted chocolate, chopped fruit, maple syrup, Nutella, whipped cream, even a scoop of ice cream: waffles can be filled as desired. If you have guests, prepare different bowls on the table with ingredients of various kinds, so as to meet the tastes of each and let them fill their waffles as they please. Try them also in the savory version with potatoes, cheese and ham.

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