Ginger & Lime Slice Recipe
Heathy eating is a top priority for me at the moment – this month (and some of next) is all about hitting the road and trekking around the country for Show Season. While this is great, I love to get out and about a meet lots of new people and share inspiration, skills and techniques, hotel living is not the healthiest. Don’t get me wrong, I love dining out in restaurants as much as the next gal, but if your watching what you eat it can be a little tricky (read: impossible!) so while I am at home, I’m trying to make the most of healthy recipes to keep the goodness going in – after all, you are what you eat right?
Wholegrains are good for you, thats a fact. They are heart healthy, low GI and tasty carbohydrates, so getting them added into your daily intake is always a good plan. These delicious Ginger & Lime Slices, with one whole grain serving pre slice, are a a brilliant way to have a treat that is more healthful! Plus, these slices make use of rapeseed oil as a substitute for butter making this a much healthier choice, just one of the many benefits of rapeseed oil!
125g wholemeal plain flour
5 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp baking powder
Zest and juice of a lime
150g soft brown sugar
175ml rapeseed oil
2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
1 tbsp golden syrup
50ml semi skimmed milk
To decorate: 25g icing sugar + lime zest
Preheat the oven to 160oC, gas mark 3. Lightly grease a 16cm square cake tin and line with baking parchment.
Mix together the oatmeal, flour, ginger, baking powder and lime zest then stir in the sugar.
Place the oil, eggs, syrup and milk into a small bowl and lightly whisk.
Make a well in the centre of the flour then pour in the oil mixture and gently fold in.
Pour into the cake tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the cake feels firm. Test with a skewer to be sure, the skewer should come out clean.
Allow to cool slightly in the tin before turning out onto a cooling rack.
Once cooled mix together the icing sugar with enough lime juice to form a glace icing. Drizzle the icing over the cake and finish with extra lime zest if required.
Serve cut into 12 slices.
Add some drained and finely chopped stem ginger to the cake mix before baking.
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Wholegrains are a tasty way add a neatly kick to your cuisine – find out more about the many benefits and more delicious ideas for including them in your diet at Wholegrain Goodness!