Saturday, 24 September 2011

Random Recipes: Healthy (!), Low fat (!) Mint Chocolate Pot



A couple of weeks back I woke up to read that Chocolate is good for you.


Like properly good for you. 


It was a good day.


The British Medical Journal published research that suggests those who eat lots of chocolate (hands up...) are less likely to suffer heart disease and strokes.


So I munched on my first chocolate of the day, happy in the knowledge that it was what the doctor ordered.


Many kgs of chocolate later in the day this is what we had for dessert, inspired by Dom's Random Recipe Challenge. This month the theme is magazine cuttings, clippings and cutouts.


So I grabbed my folder of scrappy bits of paper carefully collated recipes, flung it open at a random page and, of course, it was a dessert. 


But a healthy one at that! Yep, never thought I'd be saying healthy and low-fat in one sentence on this blog. 


Healthy Mint Chocolate Pot


(adapted from Good Food magazine, August 2011; makes 2 pots)


Ingredients


50g dark mint chocolate
2 tbsps low-fat yogurt
1 large egg white
1 tsp caster sugar
mint leaf to decorate


1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a small pan of simmering water
2. Once melted, remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes
3. Meanwhile whisk the egg white until stiff, then whisk in the sugar until thriughly combined and glossy
4. Adding one tablespoon of egg white at a time, fold the white into the chocolate, keeping as much air as possible
5. Spoon into the pot and chill in the fridge until set


Baker's notes...

  • Make sure to allow the chocolate to cool before adding the whites. I forgot this step, hence the rather 'gritty' looking pots. Still, they tasted good and I'm prepared to make such compromises for the good of my health and all...





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13 comments:

  1. ah ha!... I always knew it!... lovely chocky moussey yumminess!... thanks for taking part honey x

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  2. LOVELY Darlink! And so COMFORTING to know that chocolate IS good for us, I shall sleep easy in my chocolate bed tonight!
    GREAT dessert too Kate......
    Karen

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  3. Look heavenly and delicious!!! I want one plase!! gloria

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  4. Waves both hands frantically in the air....

    Yep, chocoholic alert! These look great and mmm, mint chocolate! I guess you used one without a fondant-y type filling though. Mmm, gooey!

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  5. Of course chocolate is good for you..please dont let me ever find out that it's not. That and coffee are my indulgences!
    Great post..

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  6. Lovely I do like mint with chocolate. Good photos

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  7. Love this idea, so chocolate is good for you......I am very happy as I have just been tucking into a Milka Daim bar!

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  8. Mint and chocolate has got to be my idea of heaven ... and hearing that chocolate is good for you is very good to know too ... although secretly I knew it all the time lol

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  9. Oh Yum! How glorious!
    Chocolate is indeed very good for all of us! :)

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  10. of course chocolate is good for you...along with cake, biscuits, crisps, chips and anything else that tastes nice! As you might have gathered I am very selective in how I read dietary advice!
    Your little choccy pots look great and, healthiness aside, would cheer anyone up!

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  11. It sounds like all you lovely, lovely chocoholics out there will also be sleeping easier tonight knowing how good the stuff is for us! And if I need any further dietary advice I know where to come Caked Crusader! Choclette- it was indeed a non-fondant mint chocolate- I'm afraid I can't recall exactly which brand, but I think I bought it from a Large Supermarket beginning with the word W. Other Large Supermarkets are available!

    Thank you ALL for the lovely comments.

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  12. got nothing against fat, but this low-fat chocolate pot does look delicious!

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