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PostSubject: Coffee And Liqueur Dessert   November 19th 2011, 8:28 pm


Coffee And Liqueur Dessert

This dessert has no sugar added and is a perfect ending to a meal. It is easy to
make and the results are quite astounding. Although it can be served on its own
it can be accompanied with a selection of fruits.
For best results chill overnight in the fridge.
For a reduced sugar version substitute the liqueur with pure unsweetened apple
juice and the honey with a tablespoon of artificial sweetener.
There is a wide range of liqueurs and wines in the drinks and wine section of
Smart Supermarket.

Ingredients

sponge cake
150ml strong black coffee
120ml Irish Cream Liqueur or Marsala or pure unsweetened apple juice
400gr ricotta
360ml drained yogurt
1 tablespoon honey or artificial sweetener
1/2 teaspoon of cocoa-powder or grated dark chocolate

Glass dish 24cm diameter and about 8cm deep or if you prefer individual glass
dishes. There is a wide selection of glass dishes, which can be bought from the
household section of Smart Supermarket.

Method
1. Line up the dish or individual dishes with a layer of sponge.
2. Mix together the coffee and 45ml of the liqueur.
3. Pour over the sponge and place in the fridge.
4. In a food processor mix thoroughly the ricotta until it resembles a thick
cream.
5. Add the drained yogurt (see recipe) and the honey or sugar substitute and
continue mixing until smooth.
6. Add the remaining liqueur.
7. Pour the mixture on the sponge and chill overnight in the fridge.
8. Before serving dredge lightly with the cocoa-powder.

How to Drain Yogurt
To reduce substantially the amount of calories in a recipe you can substitute
cream with drained yogurt. You have the added advantage that yogurt is high
in proteins, vitamin A, D and calcium.
To drain yogurt place a sheet of filter paper on a strainer and empty a tub of
yogurt in it. Let it drain overnight in the fridge. Do not throw away the whey as
it is a good source of vitamin B and it can be added to soups.

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