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

10 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ 2 Quick Desserts

  1. steph


    If only…

    Our dessert this evening will be minus the chocolate and the pot 🙁

    But, the next time we’re having something special, I’ll be sure to try out your recipe as it looks so quick and easy to make.

  2. Magpie11

    I’ll skip the Moroccan pud too but the coffee pots sound good… I wonder how it would work if we replaced the coffee with the syrup from preserved stem ginger and mix in a few chopped pieces of said ginger? Or could we use Cointreau or some other liqueur?

    variations on a theme… worth a try… When you make your Espresso make sure you use a quality blend though… Monmouth Coffee Company have a wonderful blend….

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Steph – 🙁

    Magpie – Do I have to travel to Covent Garden every time I want that coffee? Now, preserved stem ginger….. You have found my weakness!

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Judy – They do indeed.

    Brighid – Enjoy.

    Magpie – That is a long walk from here! 😉

    BHB – Healthy maybe, but alas no good for me.


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