I never consider myself as a sweet person – yes I love chocolate as much as the next person but generally I don’t crave it. I crave things like cheese (I dream about cheese) and crisps. However, whenever I am on a diet for some reason my head likes to play mind games and tell me that I am desperate to eat ooey gooey sweet things. I suppose it’s that whole you can’t have it so you want it thing which I must say is highly bloody annoying. Therefore, I had to come up with different desserts that I can indulge in during a diet (which I seem to be on 99% of the time) and so I came up with this beauty. Slimming and delicious and packed full of flavour, this Berry Terrine with chocolate sauce ticks all the right boxes….
Quick List of Ingredients (serves 8):
450g Frozen Mixed Fruit (summer fruits are best if you can)
200g Strawberry Fat Free Yogurt
200g Natural Fat Free Fromage Frais
40g Dark Chocolate
1 tbsp of Cocoa
150ml Milk, obviously skimmed is lower calories but your choice
1 tbsp of cornflour
4 tbsp of artificial sweetener
This recipe is so simple and quick, has some of your 5-a-day and still gives you a hit of chocolate which is a winner in my book. Spoons at the ready…
Place 450g of frozen mixed fruit, 200g of fat free strawberry yogurt and 200g of natural fat free fromage frais in a food processor and blend until smooth (best not to do when baby is napping I find!)
Line a small loaf tin with cling film and pour in the berry mixture, level the surface, cover and freeze for 4-5 hours or until set.
Then, when it has set, remove from the the freezer, turn out and leave to stand for 15 minutes. Whilst it is resting on the side, break 40g of dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a small pan with 1 tbsp of cocoa and all but 1 tbsp of 150ml of milk. Pop it on the hob and heat gently, stirring, until the chocolate dissolves and the mixture is smooth.
Mix the remaining milk with 1tbsp of cornflour and pour into the chocolate mixture with 4 tbsp of sweetener. Stir until well blended and thickened then remove from the heat.
Cut the terrine into slices and serve with the chocolate sauce drizzled over.
**TIP**: The terrine is suitable for home freezing meaning you can enjoy this over and over again. At step 5, simply cut the terrine into 8 portions and individually wrap in clingfilm and return to the freezer until you fancy some more. However, you will need to remake the sauce as this cannot be frozen.