In a few days’ time, millions of people around the world will be tuning in to watch the Oscars. So those creative kids at the Recipe ReDux have set our challenge this month to make a healthy recipe inspired by our favourite food scene or featured dish from a movie.
Creative theme idea eh? But for me, who doesn’t watch a lot of movies, I spent a couple of week’s just going ‘uhhhhhhhhhh?’ every time I thought about what I could make. So off to Google I went in search of ‘food scenes in movies’. There are actually a lot out there (of course most are from movies I haven’t even heard of let alone seen!) and the only one that really took my fancy was the beautiful scene in Lady and the Tramp, where Tramp and Lady share a plate of spaghetti and meatballs. But of course I had just posted a spaghetti recipe in the same week the theme was announced!!
And then I stumbled across a commenter in a post who reminded everyone about the opening scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s where Holly Golightly (played by Audrey Hepburn) hops out of a taxi on 5th Avenue and stands browsing the windows of Tiffany’s while eating a pastry and drinking a coffee (if you are not familiar with it you can watch it here). So there you have it – my challenge was to ReDux an indulgent, buttery, delicious pastry!
Now I can’t say that my Apple Danish recipe has been ‘healthified’ so much so that you can snack on Danishes every day, but when you compare the nutrition profile of the original recipe to mine, you can see it is a big improvement. The other great thing about my recipe is that it is nowhere near as time consuming to make!
|Original Recipe (per Danish)||ReDuxed Recipe (per Danish)|
|11.5g fat||3.1g fat|
|7.2g saturated fat||1.8g saturated fat|
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Apple Danish
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
For the Danish
1 sheet reduced fat puff pastry
1 apple, peeled, cored and cut into cubes
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
25g unsalted butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
For the icing*
2 teaspoons 0% fat Greek yoghurt
3 tablespoons icing sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 200°C (fan-forced) and line a baking tray with baking paper. Thaw pastry (make sure you leave the pastry on its piece of plastic)
- In a bowl combine chopped apple and cinnamon
- In a second bowl, mix butter and brown sugar (this is kind of like creaming the butter and sugar but you don’t need to do it until the mixture changes colour. Just mix until the butter and sugar are combined)
- Spread the sugar and butter mixture over the sheet of pastry with a knife and then sprinkle the apple over the pastry
- Using the piece of plastic as leverage, roll the pastry into a log and press down on the loose edge to secure the log
- With a sharp knife cut the log into 1.5 cm discs. Place discs, cut side down, on the prepared tray and then bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden and crisp. Once cooked, remove from oven and allow to cool
- To prepare the icing, combine the yoghurt and icing sugar in a bowl to form a smooth paste. Spoon into a zip lock bag and snip the corner off, then drizzle the icing over the Danishes. Stand for five minutes to allow the icing to set
* This will make way more icing than what you actually will need
Want more movie inspired dishes? Check out what my fellow ReDuxers have created via the link below