‘Who could resist this heavenly dessert?’ asks Liz Earle in ‘The Good Menopause Guide’. ‘It’s a treat for my friends who love the intense, rich flavour – but using relatively healthy ingredients.’ But, Earle warns, take care if chocolate triggers headaches, and eat at lunch to avoid the caffeine interfering with sleep.
Recipe taken from Psychologies March 2018.
Serves: 2 Setting time: About 2 hours
Ingredients: 35g plain chocolate (85% cocoa), chopped; 6 tbsp coconut cream; 1 tsp coconut oil; 1 tbsp honey or date syrup; 1 medium organic egg, separated; 15g toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
Step One: Put the chocolate into a bowl with 4 tblsp of the coconut cream, the coconut oil and half the honey or date syrup. Set the bowl over a pan of just-simmering water, making sure the base doesn’t touch the water, and heat until the chocolate melts. You can also do this in the microwave on the lowest setting.
Step Two: Add the egg yolk to the mixture, and stir in slowly.
Step Three: Whisk the egg white in a separate bowl until thick and mousse-like. Fold into the chocolate mixture.
Step Four: Divide mixture between two small glasses and chill for 2 hours, until set.
Step Five: Serve topped with the remaining coconut cream and sprinkled with the toasted coconut flakes.
- You can also serve this with a few cacao nibs sprinkled on top.