Gingerbread with Mango & Kiwi

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My husband and children always insist on a pudding, so this is a family favourite of the health…ier desserts. I always use butter and never low-fat margarine. Whilst butter is saturated fat, I’m not always happy with the preservatives in the margarine. Anyway, a little bit of what you fancy does your soul some good.

GINGER is known to relieve colic, abdominal bloating and nausea. It is considered to raise the body’s metabolic rate, which increases energy levels. Having a cup of ginger tea half an hour before your meal can help to stimulate digestive secretions, so as to aid digestion.

MANGO is an excellent source of beta-carotene, the precursor to the anti-viral vitamins A and C for good overall immune function.

Serves 10
340g (12oz) self-raising flour * 170g (6oz) caster sugar * 115g (4oz) butter, softened * 1 egg * 1 x 175g vanilla yogurt * 1 tsp ground ginger * 1 tsp mixed spice * butter, for greasing * 1 tsp icing sugar * 200g (7oz) fat-free fromage frais * 1tsp stevia sweetener * 1 mango, peeled, stoned and cubed * 2 kiwi fruit, peeled and cubed

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth and well mixed. Line a 23cm (9 inch) square baking tin with greaseproof paper and grease with butter. Spoon the mixture into the tin, levelling the top. Cook in the oven for 40 minutes until risen and golden. Remove from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar. Mix the fromage frais and stevia sweetener, then smooth over the top of the cake. Decorate with the mango and kiwi fruit pieces. Slice and serve.

Gingerbread with Mango & Kiwi

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