This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is the type of dessert I love for a weeknight. I very rarely eat dessert on a weeknight but sometimes, If I’m headed upstairs for a few more hours’ book writing after dinner, I need a little something to keep me going. If this is the case, I prefer something on the lighter side – you know, just a hint of sweet. Sometimes it’s a couple of squares of really decent chocolate. Sometimes it’s just a yoghurt.
When I lived in Belgium as an exchange student at the age of 17 (a lifetime ago!), I was introduced to the idea of a small, sweet bite after each meal. Sounds indulgent but really it wasn’t. When I would come home from school to eat lunch (so civilised!), my host mums would serve a warm meal (not a giant meal but something hot), bread, a little bit of cheese, fruit and perhaps a yoghurt at the end. As someone who didn’t really eat yoghurt at home in Australia, I found this a little odd but went along with it and soon it became a habit. One I still have today at lunch.
Dorie’s recipe this week is a whipped yoghurt mousse – plain Greek yoghurt (the recipe calls for draining this, I didn’t, didn’t need it) folded through whipped cream with a little gelatin. The sweetness comes from honey (many bakers in this group thought it was too sweet but I didn’t – guess it depends on what type of honey you use too…).
This has a gorgeous pillowy texture and just the right amount of sweetness. As you can see, I served this with a raspberry purée, just because I had a few that needed eating up. I loved this dessert and need to remember it and make it more often. It’s a dessert worthy of your lunch table or one that works for a small after-dinner sweet treat. Totally brought me back to when I first discovered yoghurt as a dessert item all those years ago in Belgium.
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s honey-yoghurt mousse here or on p 353 of Baking Chez Moi.
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