I really fancied something delicious this weekend. Something absolutely indulgent, delectably sweet and creamy. And this shouldn’t mean any less healthy. As I couldn’t make up my mind, I decided to do a bit of food gazing and came across this recipe. Oh yes, I definitely had to try it out. Only three ingredients, yogurt and fruits, no sugar added, no cooking and baking required, just some time to drain excess water. So as long as you can plan it a day ahead, this is the ultimate healthy dessert to indulge in. Try it yourself.
500g Greek yogurt
125g strawberries, hulled and halved
7 oranges (or 500ml freshly squeezed orange juice)
Line a medium sieve (about 12cm wide) gauze (you can also use paper towels for this) and place it over a bowl.
Stir the Greek yogurt in the container to make it smooth and pour onto the sieve. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 24 hours, whilst any excess water drips into the bowl and the yogurt thickens.
An hour before serving, prepare the orange sauce. Cut the oranges in half and squeeze out orange juice. In a small sauce pan, bring the orange juice to a boil. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes until reduced to a third of its original volume and thickened. Chill in the fridge.
When ready to serve, remove the yogurt from the fridge and gently turn the yogurt and the sieve onto a serving plate. Remove the gauze or paper towels. Gently mold the yogurt with a spoon to achieve the desired form.
Garnish with strawberries and pour over some orange juice.
Serve with some more orange juice on the side.