This is a great little healthy pudding and I should think any fruit could be used as alternatives. I’ve used apricots before…
4 whole peaches or a tin of peaches – stones removed and cut into pieces
1/2 lemon – juice
Vanilla essence or pods
2 tbsp light brown sugar – less if tinned
75g caster sugar
100g self raising flour
100g greek yoghurt
100ml semi-skimmed milk
200g blueberries or other fruit
1 tbsp flaked almonds – just enough to sprinkle across the top
- Grease a 1 litre dish
- Add peaches, lemon juice, vanilla (if using) and the light brown sugar to a pan. Heat through until peaches are soft.
- Whisk the eggs and caster sugar until light
- Add the flour and whisk until smooth
- Stir in the yoghurt
The latter produces a batter based consistency.
- Line the base of container with fruit but save a few blueberries for the top if using
- Pour the batter and remaining blueberries on
- Scatter the flaked almonds over the top
- Cook until the top is firm about 30 minutes at 180ºC, Gas 4
Serve with either Greek yoghurt, ice cream or custard whichever is your preference.
This week I’ve felt the need to be a little more conscious of what I’m eating. I’ve doubled the amount of water that I usually drink in a day and no snacking at all once I’ve eaten my evening meal. I’ve also been more active in an evening. I used to walk a lot in the evenings but it seems to have lapsed and just confined to a weekend. Also 15 minutes before eating an evening meal I’d eat half a grapefruit. The enzymes are supposed to help to burn fat though has it many other benefits in a diet.
I decided to make a hearty Chicken Chorizo & Chickpea Casserole.
Adapt quantities for your household
2 large potatoes (adaptable)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
8 slices chorizo (adaptable)
2 chicken fillets (adaptable)
1 leek or onion
can of chickpeas (drained)
can of chopped tomatoes
300 ml chicken stock or stock cube
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1.5 tsp chillie flakes
Good handful of kale or spinach
- Bring the potatoes to the boil for 8 minutes and drain
- Add the oil to a pan and cook the chicken pieces
- Add the onion/leek and chorizo until onion/leek are softened
- In a large pan/casserole dish put all the ingredients apart from the spinach/kale and bring to the boil.
- Simmer for 30 minutes
- Put in the spinach/kale for 5 minutes
Sprinkle the casserole with parsley, serve and enjoy!
As for my desert…
Well it had to be a slice of homemade Coffee and Walnut cake!
Did I lose weight – yes and feel much better for it.
An unexpected guests turns up to stay and there’s no jam or honey for toast in the morning – agh! However, there is an easy solution as long as you have 3 eggs and 3 lemons. This is exactly what I was faced with yesterday.
200g caster sugar
100g melted butter
3 lemons juice and rind
- Melt the butter
- Add the sugar
- Grate the lemon rind and squeeze out all the juice
- Break 3 eggs on top of all the other ingredients
Mix all the ingredients together making sure that all the eggs are broken up. Simply put into the microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stop and slowly stir the mixture each minute. It should now be fairly thick and coat the back of a spoon.
If over cooked it’ll revert to being a thin liquid.
Then simply pour into two small jam jars…
I’ve used this recipe time and time again and occasionally I’ve had a few disasters but (in my opinion) it’s a far better zesty taste than a shop bought jar.