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
- 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.
- 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