I’m not known for my sweet dishes, however this recipe sounded so easy on the BBC Food website, I said I’d give it a go. The BBC’s recipe is for a serving of 4, but having followed the recipe there definitely not enough to fill 4 ramekins. So this really needs to be doubled in my opinion for 4 people. In saying that though, this recipe is still a good low fat pudding.
For laziness sake, I used pears from a can and this makes the cooking of the pears much quicker. Be sure to get pears in fruit juice, though not syrup, we are trying to make a low fat dessert after all.
· 3 pears, halved
· Juice of ½ lemon
· 1 tbsp brown sugar
· 50g icing sugar
· 1 tbsp of cocoa podwer
· 25g ground almonds
· 1 egg white
1. Heat oven to 160 degrees.
2. Chop the pears into small pieces and put in a pan with the lemon juice and sugar.
3. Bring to the boil, then cover and cook for 6 mins.
4. into 2 ramekins and add a teaspoon of liqueur to each, if using.
5. For the topping, sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl, then stir in the almonds.
6. Whisk the egg white until stiff, fold into the dry ingredients with a metal spoon.
7. Spoon over the pears and shake the ramekins to level the mixture
8. Bake for 20 mins until the topping is firm to the touch.
9. Leave to set for at least 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with a final dusting of icing sugar.
10. I found to cut the sweetness of the dish that a spoon of 0% Greek yogurt on top of the chocolate is a good combination.