Can you freeze 15s?

This brief article will explore the query “Can you freeze 15s?” Also, we’ll address how fifteen’s can be frozen, what fifteens are, what their nutritional content is, and if fifteen’s are healthy to eat. 

Can you freeze 15’s (fifteens)

Yes, fifteens can be frozen. Once the fridge cake has been chilled in a refrigerator and it has attained a solid consistency, it can be placed inside a sturdy freeze-resistant bag and stored at sub-zero temperature. 

As fifteens are made with condensed milk, and sugary ingredients such as marshmallows, cherries, and crackers, freezing them will help them maintain a solid roll-like consistency and preserve them for an extended period. 

Freezing them offers convenient long-term storage if preparing for a small number of people, or simply to avoid them spoiling after a few days in the fridge. 

How can 15s (fifteens) be frozen?

Fifteens can be frozen when placed inside of a tight stealing freeze-resistant container, or inside of a plastic freezer bag. They can be frozen as a whole roll or in slices, depending on the reader’s preference. 

Ideally, to preserve the cake’s fresh texture and mitigate the loss of moisture from freezing, it can first be placed inside a thin film of cling wrap, then placed inside a freezer bag or container. 

What are 15s (fifteens)?

Fifteens are a fridge cake from Northern Ireland. Their name alludes to requiring 15 of each of the following ingredients; 15 biscuits (graham crackers), 15 marshmallows, and 15 cherries. Additionally, the dish will require condensed milk, and shaved dried coconut as a decorative element.  

Preparing fifteens requires that the biscuits be ground, the marshmallows be chopped into quarters and the cherries cut into halves. 

Then, these three ingredients should be poured into a bowl and mixed with the condensed milk to form a batter, until a pasty texture that isn’t too dry, is achieved. 

Afterward, the dried coconut can be spread over a large foil sheet and the batter arranged in a tubular shape over the spread coconut. 

The foil sheet can then be rolled up into a tube around the batter, tied in place, and then placed in refrigeration for 4 to 6 hours. 

Once the mixture has chilled, it can be served in slices.    

Commonly, fifteens are served in cafés and pastry shops in Northern Ireland, where they are served alongside other pastries with tea and warm beverages.  

What is the nutritional content of 15s (fifteens)

On average, a slice of fifteen cake contains: 

  • 229 kilocalories
  • 3 grams of protein
  • 12 grams of fat – of which 9 grams are saturated
  • 25 grams of carbohydrates, of which 17 grams are sugar, and 2 grams are fiber
  • And 0.3 grams of salt. 

Is 15 (fifteen) cake healthy to eat? 

Fifteen cake should be consumed in moderation. Due to its high sugar and calorie content, it is not considered a weight-loss-friendly food. Therefore, it shouldn’t be readily consumed by those with metabolic syndromes such as diabetes, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver, and those with a history of heart disease. 

It is contraindicated in many diets and should be regarded as a calorie-rich food. 

In general, a person’s daily sugar intake shouldn’t exceed 50 grams, and marshmallows, biscuits, and cherries (or any other ingredient in a recipe) present in fifteen contribute refined sugars and add to the total daily intake.  

A high sugar intake is directly associated with obesity, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, diabetes, and fat-related cancers. 

Additionally, the fructose present in fifteen cakes may cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and increase the risk of atherosclerosis, which is the build-up of plaque inside of arteries, further increasing the risk of heart and vascular disease. 

The low protein content indicates that fifteen isn’t exactly a nutrient-dense food, and any amount of protein present in it will readily be eclipsed by the high amount of sugar and fat content.  

To summarize, fifteen cakes should be consumed every now and then, and not be made into a staple food of any diet. 

Conclusion

In this brief article, we’ve explored the query “Can you freeze 15s?” Also, we’ve addressed how 15s (fifteens) can be frozen, what fifteens are, what their nutritional content is, and if fifteens are healthy to eat. 

References: 

https://www.dailyedge.ie/fifteens-northern-ireland-2613457-Feb2016/

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/fifteens

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/how-high-fructose-intake-may-trigger-fatty-liver-disease#:~:text=Studies%20suggest%20that%20high%20fructose,-alcoholic%20steatohepatitis%20(NASH).

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too-with-new-national-nutrition-rules-032615#Not-Feeling-So-Sweet

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/too-much-sugar#:~:text=The%20Bottom%20Line&text=An%20excess%20of%20sweetened%20foods,disease%2C%20among%20other%20dangerous%20conditions.

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