Chocolate & Honeycomb Mousse

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This was a little healthy dessert recipe I found on line, although having double portions doesn’t make it healthy…lol! It was so delicious we had to have seconds.!

Makes  4 pots

100g scottish rasperberries

80g dark chocolate

100g quark

2 egg whites

2 tsp caster sugar

1/2 Cadbury crunchy bar – chopped

 

  1. Firstly melt the chocolate either in a bowl over warm water or on level 1 on an induction hob.                                                                                                                                20171021_150008
  2. Set aside and allow to cool. (approx 10 mins)
  3. Whisk egg white until stiff then whisk in the sugar                                                         20171021_151547_001
  4. Mix quark into the chocolate mixture
  5. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mix.                20171021_152939
  6. Add in the chopped honeycomb, leaving a few chunks to decorate after 20171021_153136 20171021_152835
  7. Place some rasperberries in the bottom of the dish then spoon some of the mixture evenly into each dish. Top with crunchy bits and rasperberries.

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Moreish Mornflake Breakfast

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I normally have porridge in the mornings but this week I fancied a change but still something that was quick, easy and healthy. I came across this Mornflake Oatbran Granola and thought…..yes…that will do……and oh my….it is so delicious.

I had it with natural yogurt (Low Fat), added some raspberries and blueberries for my berry superfood fix and WOW, this was absolutely scrumptious!  My new quick healthy option breakfast.

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Nutrition Facts

Ingredients:

Mornflake Wholegrain Oatflakes (36%), Toasted Oatbran & Oatbran (17%), Mixed Nuts (13%) (Flaked Almonds, Roasted Chopped Hazelnuts, Pecan Nuts), Honey (11%), Mixed Seeds (8.5%) (Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Golden Linseeds), Palm Oil†, Apple Juice Concentrate (3%), Natural Flavouring, Caramelised Sugar Syrup Powder, Toasted Oatbran contains Antioxidants (Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alpha-Tocopherol), Emulsifier (Mono & Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Citric Acid.

FSA Traffic Lights Labeling:

per 100g per 45g (with 100mls semi skimmed milk)
Cal 473kCal 213kCal
Fat 22.8g 10.3g
Sat Fat 4.7g 2.1g
Sugar 13.6g 6.1g
Salt Trace Trace

Nutrition:

Nutrient per 100g per 45g (with 100mls semi skimmed milk)
Energy kCal 473kCal 213kCal
Energy kJ 1,977kJ 891kJ
Protein 13.5g 6.1g
Carbohydrate 48.5g 21.8g
of which sugars 13.6g 6.1g
Fat 22.8g 10.3g
of which saturates 4.7g 2.1g
Fibre 9.9g 4.5g
Sodium N/A N/A
Salt Trace Trace

 


My Boozy Summer Fruit Meringue

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O.K….so I cheated a bit and bought shop meringues (time saving), as you have probably read before I got some Edinburgh Gin’s Raspberry Liqueur…….so yes you guessed it, I used this instead of syrup……oh sooooooo yummy!

5 mini meringues

Handful of summer fruits, I used Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and redcurrants

1 tbsp Raspberry liqueur

Mix all in a bowl and devour!

A fab dessert at only 155 calories per bowl

ASSORTED MERINGUES – makes about 18.

4 Large Egg Whites

115g Caster Sugar

115g Icing Sugar


Prosecco Cocktail Afternoon

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I found this lovely wee bottle of Edinburgh Gin’s Raspberry Liqueur in the Hopetoun Farm Shop and thought it will go lovely with the bottle of Prosecco I have……..and yes it did, a lovely wee refreshing afternoon drink.

1 bottle Prosecco

1 bottle of Edinburgh Gin’s Raspberry Liqueur

Handful of Raspberries (depending on how many glasses you are having..lol!)

Pour about 2 tbsp of liqueur into Champagne glass, slowly pour in Prosecco and add in 1 raspberry……..Lay back and Enjoy!

EDINBURGH GIN:- Handmade in small batches in the heart of Scotland using Edinburgh Gin and the finest Perthshire raspberries.

This is perfect with soft drinks too, like soda, tonic or lemonade but of your like me it’s always better in a Prosecco or Champagne..! x


Scottish Cranachan Panna Cotta

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Decided to try the famous Cranachan dessert but wanted to change it slightly, turned out amazingly good. My first time at trying a Panna Cotta too.

 

For Panna Cotta:-

10g toasted oats (lightly toast in dry pan)

50g caster sugar

150ml milk

80g mashed raspberries

2 tbsp honey

250ml double cream

20ml Whisky or whisky essence

3 gelatine leaves, soaked in water

 

1. Mix milk, raspberries and sugar bring to boil then add in oats, honey and whisky reduce heat slightly

2. Add in gelatine and stir through

3. Add in cream, mix through and set aside to cool for 5 mins.

4. Pour into greased ramekins and chill for at least 2 hours.

 

For the syrup:-

20ml water

5ml whisky

10g caster sugar

 

1. Put all ingredients into a pan and bring to boil, boil until syrup consistency  (about 2-3 mins)

 

For the honey cream:-

50ml double cream

5g honey

5g toasted oats

 

1. Put all ingredients into a bowl and whisk until a stiff consistency  (few mins)

 

To plate up: turn out the Panna Cotta onto a plate, drizzle the syrup over and scoop some of the honey cream to the side with a couple of raspberries.

Oh yum!


Light Low Calorie Chocolate Mousse

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Did someone say Low calories Chocolate Mousse? Oh yes…..yummy and low calorie!

 

Serves 2-3 about 150 calories per serving.

50g plain chocolate 70% solids

150g low fat ready made custard

2 medium egg whites

Rasperberries and icing sugar to decorate

 

Melt the chocolate over a bowl or boiling water or in a pan on Induction Hob, number 1 setting

Remove and let cool but do not let it set. Stir the custard into the melted chocolate.

Whisk the egg whites together until fairly stiff

Stir/Fold the egg whites half at a time into the melted chocolate mixture with a metal spoon

Divide the mixture into small bowls or teacups, cover with cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Remove from fridge and dust with some icing sugar or grated chocolate and decorate with rasperberries

Delicious low fat/calorie pudding…