Thursday, July 20, 2006
It just had to happen. Another blog swap with Pam! It was so much fun the last time that we had to do it again.
Pam was over here and served this up, something refreshing for this blog swap. We decided to keep the theme similar to my Monthly Mingle. The summer's been a great one. We've had great warm or rather hot weather and as I see on a lot of blogs the trend is pretty much worldwide. So, we thought we would inspire you with something cooling to Beat The Heat.
I am serving up a delicious and refreshing dessert, that is not only simple to make but scrumptious that it'll leave you licking your fingers. What's more it uses the perfect ingredients for the summer - berries.
As a matter of fact did you know that Blueberries are one of the world's most healthiest foods? Furthermore, they are currently at the peak of their season and available almost everywhere. They are not only bursting with flavor but low in calories and deliver powerful antioxidant protection from the oxidative damage caused by free radicals. I just love their sweet and tangy flavor and currently am using them in everything I possibly can. My men at home can't get enough of these lovely berries either, so there is no excuse to serve bowl fulls of this dessert ;-)
And no excuse not to send this to Cate's ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday either!
Berries - Blueberries, red currents, strawberries or whatever you fancy
Thick natural yoghurt - please do not use the low fat type for this one
2 tablespoons sugar
Cinnamon -just a pinch
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar*
A few pieces of Cantuccini - or any other nutty type cookie
To make the vanilla yoghurt: Pour the yoghurt in a bowl and whisk till smooth. Cut open the vanilla pod and scrape the insides out into to the yoghurt. Mix well and allow to cool for a few hours.
Wash and clean the berries and place in a clean bowl. Add the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla sugar and mix together well. Allow to cool.
Break up the cantuccini in coarse pieces.
Serve the berries in little bowls and pour some of the vanilla yoghurt on top. Sprinkle with the cookie bits.
* To make vanilla sugar just place the rest of the vanilla pod into a jar with some normal sugar. You can also add some fresh pods including the inside to give it a more intensive taste.
Very Berry indeed ;-) I love this type of dessert in the summer. As a matter of fact I love it just about any time of the day. Kids love it anyway because of all the lovely berries and this is a healthy dessert for them. So, I can always give seconds without have a guilty conscious.
I really hope you enjoy this and I look forward to your comments.
Make sure you sign up for the Blogger Postcard around the World - BPW event. It's going to be a tidal wave of postcards around the World!
This is also going out to Nandita for her bi-weekly Weekend Breakfast Blogging
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