Daily Archives: November 23, 2009

Food Monday ~ 2 Quick Desserts

We all need a little sweetness in our lives now and then.  I seldom eat a dessert these days, but there is no reason why I should not share some with you.  Today I offer two.

Chocolate coffee pots

Serves 2

  • 65 g dark chocolate broken into pieces
  • 1tablespoon freshly made expresso-style coffee
  • 125 mls crème fraîche

Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl with the coffee.  Place over a small pan of gently simmering water and melt slowly.  Remove from the heat and cool.  Once cool, stir in the crème fraîche and spoon into small dishes or ramakins.


Moroccan Pudding

Serves 2

  • 425mls skimmed milk
  • 1tablespoon caster sugar
  • zest of an orange
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 65g couscous
  • 65g ready to eat dried apricots, roughly chopped.

Pour the milk into a heavy based saucepan and add sugar, orange zest, vanilla pod, cinnamon, couscous and a pinch of salt.  heat for 5 minutes, stirring continuously to prevent sticking.  Add apricots and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes, until the pudding has thickened.  Remove the vanilla pod, chill and serve with orange slices and low-fat Greek yogurt