My niece is a psychologist and did a course on Mindfulness. She told us to pop a frozen raspberry in our mouths and concentrate on all the sensations this brought about. Mindfulness is all about living in the moment, appreciating what is happening to you in the here and now, being aware of every sensation.
My dessert recipe for today is great for this. It's all about hot and cold and the magical effects of pouring hot chocolate on frozen berries.
I bet you can't wait to try it now so here goes.
Festive Frozen Berries
one packet of frozen berries, no need to defrost, in fact you mustn't.
one full glass of double cream
one bar of white chocolate
Spoon some of the frozen berries into a pretty glass dish
Heat the cream and chocolate very gently together in a saucepan. Don't let it boil.
Pour the chocolate cream into a jug and let everyone help themselves. Pouring the warm cream mixture over the frozen berries will make it turn into a fudge sauce.
If liked sprinkle with toasted oatmeal or almonds or some fresh raspberries, and don't forget to pop a frozen raspberry into your mouth while you are preparing the sauce and try a little mindfulness.
This dessert is excellent after a simple meal of salad or potatoes in their jackets and cold meat. Whip it up quickly just as everyone is looking around for something else with a sort of disappointed expression. Guaranteed some instant festive cheer.
|Pop a frozen raspberry in your mouth and think about it|
|Just three ingredients to make a delicious dessert|
|A simple dessert full of goodwill|