Delightful smooth and lemony Good Food Diet desserts, topped with exotic granadilla.
These cool, tangy yoghurt desserts are super refreshing. Perfect to end, or even start, a summer meal. With their seductively sweet-tart flavour they also deserve a place on Indian, Oriental, Greek and Middle Eastern menus.
Passion fruit and granadilla are two names for the same tropical fruit, native to Brazil. Other than the name suggests, the fruit does not possess any hidden passion powers. Centuries ago, Spanish missionaries in South America saw a resemblance between parts of the plant's exotic-looking, intricate flower and the symbols of the Passion (crucifixion/suffering) of Christ, such as the crown of thorns, the wounds, the cross and the nails. They called it the passion flower, hence the name passion fruit. Granadilla, on the other hand, is derived from the Spanish for pomegranate, namely granada.
These Lemon and Granadilla Yoghurt Treats are:
- Wheat-free (if thickener used in granadilla pulp is wheat-free)
- Gluten-free (if thickener used in granadilla pulp is gluten-free)
HOW TO MAKE LEMON AND GRANADILLA YOGHURT TREATS
- 1 x 80 g packet lemon jelly
- 250 ml (1 cup) boiling water
- 30 ml (2 tbsp) white sugar
- 10 ml (2 tsp) lemon juice
- 1 x 500 g tub (2 cups) low-fat plain yoghurt
- 2 x 110 g or 115 g cans granadilla pulp
Step 1: Dissolve the jelly in the boiling water. Add the sugar and lemon juice. Stir very well. Allow to cool for 20 minutes at room temperature.
Step 2: Add the yoghurt and mix very well until smooth. (I use a wire whisk.) Pour into eight small dessert bowls, small cups or glasses. Leave in fridge until set. This will just take an hour or two.
Step 3: Spoon the granadilla pulp over the top and serve. These desserts kan be kept in the fridge for a few days.
Makes 750 ml (3 cups) or 8 servings
GOING GLUTEN-FREE THE GOOD FOOD DIET WAY!
Dalene Crafford is a professional food stylist, recipe developer, cookery team-build presenter and developer of the Good Food Diet.
With Dalene's Good Food Diet recipes you can enjoy a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing the pleasures of delicious food. Perfect for those who want to control their health or dietary conditions such as blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, overweight, food allergies and intolerances (e.g. gluten or lactose).Good Food Diet recipes are developed for busy people on the go. They are quick, easy, foolproof and scrumptious! Use them for your family's daily meals and for entertaining. Get a taste of Dalene's recipes at www.conca.co.za.
Dalene is particularly interested in making gluten-free living easy and exciting. She offers one-on-one consultations to help you live a gluten-free lifestyle.