22 June 2014

My Summer Fruit Chocolate Glasses

We've just enjoyed another one of those lovely sunny Sundays! I can't get enough of them! I spent most of my lazy day in the garden catching a few rays and listening to Jessie Ware and John Mayer on the iPod. I did, however, take twenty minutes out of this busy schedule to rustle up these babies

They are my Summer Fruit Chocolate Glasses and they're not quite as naughty as they first appear. In fact, I'm pretty proud of this recipe as it's one that I didn't expect to work too well. I thought the texture and taste may not be brilliant because I wasn't using any egg yolks or cream but to my delight, they are absolutely yummy. Not only that, they can be knocked up in no time at all and the chances are you already have all the ingredients in your cupboard!

The mousse is made up of:

75g dark chocolate
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
2 egg whites
5 tablespoons Total 0% Fat Greek yoghurt
1 tablespoon caster sugar

I love Lindt 90% cocoa chocolate. It tastes great - not half as bitter as you might imagine - and when it comes to chocolate, the higher the cocoa content the better. Read all about its benefits here

Here's how to make them:

1. Break up the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and melt slowly over a barely simmering pan of water. When completely melted, stir in the ground cinnamon then set aside to cool.

2. Using an electric whisk, whisk the egg whites until they are a stiff consistency. Add the sugar slowly, bit by bit, whisking on a slower speed until all incorporated. Whisk again until stiff.

3. Place the Greek yoghurt in a bowl. Using the cleaned whisk, mix together the yoghurt and cooled chocolate until fully combined. Then add the egg whites and whisk until creamy and smooth*.

4. Put some summer fruits in the bottom of 3 port, champagne or shot glasses. I used blueberries, raspberries and pomegranate. If you like, drizzle a little honey over the fruit for a bit of added sweetness, then spoon or pipe the mousse on top. Use the back of a spoon to smooth it into the corners of the glasses. Top with some extra fruit on top.

You can now either eat them straight away or, for a thicker consistency, place them in the fridge to set for a few hours.

* many insist that you should always fold in your egg whites. I tried this the first time but it just didn't achieve the lovely, creamy consistency I love that whisking did! Over-ruled!

They're a delicious and light summertime dessert. They look all pretty too!

My raspberry chocolate glass was enjoyed in the back garden in the sunshine.

And just a note: chocolate is very dangerous for dogs so never, ever treat them with it...

...however cute they look whilst trying to convince you to!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! 

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  1. I was surprised when I scrolled down how healthy it is! Definitely going to give these a go!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

    1. Great, let me know what you think! x

  2. These look so amazing - have to try! Rebeka x

    Rebeka Taylor

  3. These look great, I'll be giving this recipe a go this week for sure! x

  4. great idea! i love those fage yogurts, they are my favourite :) looks gorgeous too! x

  5. A low fat chocolate dessert topped with fresh fruit?
    Literally sounds like heaven.
    Hope you enjoyed the weekend sunshine my dear, definite catch up when I'm next in London please! :)
    Emily xx
    My GingerBread Journey

    1. Sorry to have missed you. Definitely next time! Cx

  6. Yum, going to give this a go this weekend!

  7. My perfect dessert I love raspberries and chocolate. I have had similar with a liquid moose and solid chocolate pieces. I will definitely be making this Lucy x

  8. These photographs are stunning!! This dessert sounds so delicious! I've bookmarked it straight to my recipe folder!

  9. Yummy! I will definitely be trying these. So quick and simple! Beautiful photos. Ben was telling me why dogs can't eat chocolate the other day. Actually fascinating stuff!

    Katie <3


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