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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.

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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