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
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)
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
- 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...