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Desserts have the ability to make us feel happy. In these trying times, a portion of a heavenly dessert is all we are looking for to keep our stress at bay. Here are some easy, delicious and low fat dessert recipes to feed those cravings without the additional guilt, shared by Chef Steffi Tellis.
Granola Yoghurt Parfait
100 gms low-fat yoghurt
2 tbsp honey
100 gms fresh fruits of choice (peach, grapes, pomegranate, banana, mango, berries etc.)
100 gms granola*
Mint sprig – to garnish
To prepare Granola
40 gms rolled oats
20 gms almonds
20 gms cashewnuts
20 gms raisins
20 gms dried cranberries
1 tsp cinnamon powder
A pinch of salt
4 tbsp honey
Method to prepare Granola
Slice the almonds and cashewnuts
Mix the sliced almonds, cashewnuts, raisins, cinnamon powder and salt in a bowl.
Add the honey and mix until well coated.
Line a baking tray with a butter paper and spread the mixture evenly on it.
Bake at 160ºC for in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
Allow to cool slightly and add the dried cranberries.
Once completely cooled, use as desired.
Method to prepare Parfait
Drain the yoghurt on a strainer for 10 minutes.
Whisk the drained yoghurt with honey until smooth.
Slice the peach, grapes, banana, strawberry and mango. Separate the pomegranate seeds. Other berries could be used whole.
Using a tall glass - make layers of Granola, yogurt and fruits. Repeat until the brim of the glass. Top with more fruits.
Garnish with a mint sprig. Serve immediately.
Refrigerate at least 5 hours before serving to let the espresso sink into the cake layers. Before serving, dust with unsweetened cocoa if desired.
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