Tuesday, 16 November 2010

What’s for pudding?

Here in the UK it is customary to refer to any dessert as a pudding. So you can have cake or pie  for pudding. Pudding is just whats for afters--after your main meal. Its like how in Louisiana you say:
What kind of coke do you want?
I want sprite for my coke, please.

Remember how a couple of days ago I told you how to thicken yogurt? No? Well, go back and look at the entry for Baja Tempeh for Friths sake. Anyway, another thing you can do with thickened yogurt is to make Mock Tiramisu. I say mock because real tiramisu has a shed load of calories and fat from mascarpone cheese. This is low fat and yum.

Mock Tiramisu

Put a 500g pot of plain soy yogurt in a clean at towel and tie up into a bundle. Hang it from the tap in your kitchen sink and walk away.  Let your yogurt drain several hours until thick and creamy--like Greek Style yogurt. Scrape it back into the pot it came in. Add 4 TB light brown sugar (we use Demerara) and 1 ½ tsp instant coffee dissolved in 1 TB hot water. Mix well and chill for several hours. Spoon into small ramekins and dust with cocoa powder. Makes 4 servings.

OK, you might argue this is just actually coffee flavoured yogurt with some cocoa powder on top and youd be right. But humour me and call it Tiramisu, OK?

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