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chickpea cake

I made it without baking powder.
Can't say I was very impressed, so maybe it is worth waiting till you can get it?
in that case i might just wait, what happened? does baking powder just make it rise?
I make do with out...saves a sin.....lol


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I'm a little confused...doesn't take much!!!

Don't get me wrong, I'm deffo in the free food being completely free camp.

But I keep hearing things about not being able to use certain free food to make sweet things, chick pea cake being one???

I also understand that polenta has to syned if used to make cakes where as if used to make bread it is free (four seasons cook book)

What's this all about...is it free or not??? Obviously I am looking for a yes it is all free answer!!

Lisa x
its because its classed as a misuse of free foods i think. Chick peas/cous cous etc are free but are supposed to be part of a filling main meal not as a flour substitute and so if using them as a flour substitute they have to be synned.


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its because its classed as a misuse of free foods i think. Chick peas/cous cous etc are free but are supposed to be part of a filling main meal not as a flour substitute and so if using them as a flour substitute they have to be synned.
Aha, now this is the point I genuinely don't understand. I know this is the explanation that most group leaders will give and I'm not trying to be difficult, but in the SW four seasons they clearly use polenta as flour to make corn chilli bread!!! So that blows the explanation out of the water.

I've tried to find out the difference before, but no one seems to know.


Lisa x
but bread is part of a filling meal, ie a sandwich
LOL, it's that nice, I could snack on it all day!!

Far too tasty to waste on a sandwich. lol

But seriously, it's not really like bread you would make a sandwich with, it's more like a savoury cake...sorry it's very difficult to describe.

Lisa x


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I suppose at the end of the day, too many calories, regardless of what plan your on, will hamper any weight loss attempt. I don't know about you, but I am more likely to have a second piece of cake than I am a second sandwich. Sweet things just go down so easily. And that means more calories. If your calorie intake exceeds your calorie expenditure, you're bound to have at best, lesser weight losses than you would if you controlled your intake better. That's how I look at it anyway. I don't feel there is any difference to how many calories polenta contains whether in a cake or a bread. It's just the difference in how we eat them and how much. I could be wrong, but it makes sense to me!
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:8855::8855: Geesh well I would have never guessed... I looked at it and being a typist looked at the keyboard and thought ok they have their fingers in the wrong place what did they mean to type :8855::8855:

Oh... can someone let me have the recipe please for chili corn bread and the cous cous cake.... go on you know you want to send it to me pleaaaaaaaaaseeeeeeeeee
Chilli Corn Bread


Fry light
250g/9oz fine polenta
1 tsp baking powder
Salt & pepper plenty of it!
4 large eggs lightly beaten
300g/11oz very low fat natural yogurt
275g/10oz canned sweetcorn kernels drained
2 mild green chilli's de seeded & finely chopped
200g/7oz bottled roasted red peppers in brine rinsed drained & finely chopped
6 spring onions finely sliced

Preheat the oven to 170/gas 3 spray a 20cm/8in baking tin with fry light.
Mix together the polenta & baking powder & season well.
In a jug combine the beaten egg & yogurt & pour into the polenta mixture, add the sweetcorn, chillies, red pepper & spring onions & stir lightly to combine.
Pour the batter into the flan dish & bake in the oven for 35-40mins until firm & lightly browned on top, cut the warm bread into squares or slices & serve immediately.

Syns per serving
Green Free
Original 12 1/2
Cous Cous Cake.

4 oz plain cous cous
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Muller lite yoghurt any flavour to your liking
4 tablespoons of canderel or alternative.

Cover cous cous with boiling water and let it stand for ten minutes. Whilst you are waiting mix two eggs, baking powder, mullerlite yoghurt and sweetener together.

Then add the cous cous to the mixture. Transfer to a microwaveable cake tin and microwave for ten minutes, eat either hot or cold.
Oh thank you Susie your a real star... ermmm but silly me wrote cous cous and meant chickpea :8855::8855::8855::8855: Thats it.. I admit I have lost the plot....

Do you have the recipe for that?

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