Yogurt is quite a versatile food; it’s the kind of food that travels all around the Universe from North to South, East to West. It‘s a perfect accompaniment to breakfast and it can be added in almost any other meals of the day. But how about a sweet treat? I am a big fan of yoghurt; I guess it’s something I have inherited from my dear papa who adored natural yoghurt. I am constantly trying new things with yoghurt especially sweet treats, as I find it’s probably one of the easiest desserts I can rustle up as a last minute dessert and it is always well received.
Here I intend to share some of my favourite, some old some new venture dessert with yoghurt by using simple and ingredients that most of you will most certainly have in their kitchen cupboard. Inspired by the Indian dessert called Shrikhand, these yoghurt desserts are delicious and super easy.
2 cups plain whole-milk Greek yogurt (1 tub yoghurt 500 gms)
Maple sirop to taste
1-2 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs tutti fruiti (add half to the mixture and reserve rest for topping)
Handful of mixed nuts – roughly chopped (keep little aside to sprinkle on top)
1 Tbs toasted sesame seeds
1 meringue nest – crushed and powdered
1 Tbs desiccated coconut and extra to sprinkle on top
- Place the yoghurt in a mixing bowl. Add all sugar; whisk vigorously for five minutes or until the sugar begins to dissolve. Mix in the rest of the ingredients (apart from the meringue, some tutti fruiti and some nuts) give it all a good stir.
- Start by layering the yoghurt in individual serving bowls or glasses (see my note below , one spoonful at the bottom followed by the crushed meringue and another spoonful of top. Sprinkle with the some chipped nuts, coconut and tutti fruity (as seen in picture).
- I like to serve these in mini cocktail glasses or shot glasses, they look so dainty and pretty.
- Refrigerate and serve cold. As you eat dig right in to get all the layers in one big delicious mouthful - enjoy
Brinda’s Note: If you want a thicker yoghurt place the yoghurt in a large piece of cheese cloth, set over a lager bowl and leave to drain extra fluid. Other flavour suggestions will follow, stay connected.