Amaranth is especially beneficial for vegetarians or vegans as its rich in iron. A 100 gram serving contains 9 milligrams of this trace mineral, which helps support healthy blood. The fruity cream cheese and sour cream mix contains a lot of vitamin B2 and calcium, which are good for the bones.
Sour red currants are not for everyone. If you want a less tart flavor, you can substitute for strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, or peaches.
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
|Calorie||158 kcal||(8 %)|
|Protein||6 g||(6 %)|
|Fat||5 g||(4 %)|
|Carbohydrates||21 g||(14 %)|
|Sugar added||12 g||(48 %)|
|Roughage||2 g||(7 %)|
|Vitamin A||0.1 mg||(13 %)|
|Vitamin D||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin E||0.4 mg||(3 %)|
|Vitamin B₁||0.1 mg||(10 %)|
|Vitamin B₂||0.1 mg||(9 %)|
|Niacin||1.6 mg||(13 %)|
|Vitamin B₆||0.1 mg||(7 %)|
|Folate||14 μg||(5 %)|
|Pantothenic acid||0.4 mg||(7 %)|
|Biotin||3.4 μg||(8 %)|
|Vitamin B₁₂||0.4 μg||(13 %)|
|Vitamin C||9 mg||(9 %)|
|Potassium||129 mg||(3 %)|
|Calcium||78 mg||(8 %)|
|Magnesium||23 mg||(8 %)|
|Iron||1 mg||(7 %)|
|Iodine||4 μg||(2 %)|
|Zinc||0.6 mg||(8 %)|
|Saturated fatty acids||3.1 g|
|Uric acid||13 mg|
Place the sugar in a wide pot and heat until melted and golden brown (caramel).
Add orange juice and butter and cook while stirring for 2 minutes until completely smooth. Remove the pot from the heat.
Line work surface with a sheet of parchment paper. Blend 5-grain flakes and popped amaranth into the caramel. Pour the mixture immediately onto the parchment and cover with a second sheet of parchment.
Roll out into a rectangle about 12 x 6 inches. Press edges to make neat. Remove top parchment. Allow amaranth mixture to cool completely.
Using a paper towel, lightly oil the blade of a large knife. Cut the firm amaranth mixture into 8 squares, about 3 x 3 inches, separating the squares from each other.
Transfer parchment paper with squares to a baking sheet and bake on the middle rack of a preheated oven at 400°F for about 8 minutes.
Transfer the parchment paper with the squares onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
Meanwhile, rinse the currants, drain and set aside 8 short stems. Strip the berries from the remaining stems with a fork.
Beat together cream cheese, sour cream, and honey in a mixing bowl until smooth with a hand mixer. Stir in currants and add sweetener to taste.
Top amaranth squares with cheese mixture and garnish with the reserved currants.