Friday, 29 July 2011

Healthy apple treat...

...with little, decadent chocolate pots. But, by all means, skip the pots, if you want to stick to the healthy bit.

Put equal amounts of dark (as dark as you can get it) chocolate and thick cream into a heat-proof bowl. Add the zest of one organic orange.
Put bowl over a little saucepan filled 1/3 with water and put on low heat. Melt chocolate and mix everything together. Take off heat. Add a splash of orange juice or orange liqueur of your choice.Pour the contents into little cups. We use Chinese tea cups. They are just the right size for us. You don't need big cups, as this is quite a filling, satisfying treat. If you have raspberries (we still have some frozen ones from our bumper harvest), place some at the bottom of your cup. The raspberries are not necessary, the pots are totally delicious without them.
Chill for a few hours. Then cut up an apple or two, arrange around the cups. Dip apple slices into chocolate pots. No spoons required.
Share with your loved one(s) or special friends.
If you can be bothered, you could add a lightly beaten egg yolk to the slightly cooled chocolate mixture. Beat the egg white until stiff, then add to the whole mixture. It makes it more like a chocolate mousse. Very nice, too. :)

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