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Clutching your pearls, are you? The idea of a chocolate mousse setting your teeth all-a-clacker and making you think agitatedly of your waist? Don’t – you’re beautiful as you are, and anyway, we haven’t steered you wrong yet. This is another dessert that serves up a decent mouth experience (yeah, I said it) while not being crazy high in fats and sugars.

 

We used to be served these mousses at school, although it’s a safe bet to assume that neither chocolate nor anything approaching flavour had ever been mixed in. Never stopped me getting seconds, though (and this will be quite the revelation), as I was on good terms with the dinner lady. I’m assuming she saw a young lad with sagging boobs and a bumfluff ’tache and felt a connection.

 

This mousse can be livened up with either a little touch of peppermint essence and some tiny mint leaves stirred in, or, if you’re feeling especially heroic, some chopped mandarin segments and a dewdrop of orange flavouring. Serve with a slice of cake the size of your head.

 

Serves 4
277 calories

 

Ingredients
80g (2¾oz) milk chocolate
175ml (6fl oz/¾ cup) semiskimmed milk
2 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
500g (1lb 2oz/2½ cups) low-fat Greek-style yoghurt
2 teaspoons icing sugar

 

Method

 

Using a fine grater, grate all the chocolate into a bowl.

 

Pour the milk into a saucepan, then add the chocolate and very gently heat until it melts. Once the chocolate has melted into the milk, add the honey and vanilla and mix well.

 

Put the yoghurt into a large bowl and whisk well to incorporate some air into it. Gradually fold in the chocolate milk mixture, using a rubber spatula, and pour into individual bowls.

 

Chill in the fridge for 2 hours.

 

Before serving, sprinkle a teaspoon of icing sugar over each bowl.

 

Extract from Twochubbycubs The Cookbook: 100 Tried and Tested Slimming Recipespublished by Hodder and Stoughton.