Chocolate has the stigma of being a â€œwomanâ€ food. But when it comes to dark chocolate, both men and women can benefit from adding a bit to their diet. Surely you have started to hear the rumors that there may be a lot more benefits to eating dark chocolate, beyond just taming raging hormones, that is. The darker the chocolate the better when it comes to health. Dark Chocolate is healthier than the milk-filled kind because it has a more pure form of the cocoa bean, and thus carries more nutrients and less fat. One of the most-widely hailed benefits of dark chocolate is that it contains antioxidants, which can potentially be very good for your health. [Read more…]
Fresh, fruity and full of flavour â€“ there canâ€™t be many more words to describe how amazing this Cheesecake is beginning with the letter â€˜fâ€™!
To Serve 2
30g Dark Chocolate
90g Digestive Biscuits, crushed
Rind of 1 Lime
90g Curd Cheese
90g Low Fat Soft Cheese
1 tsp Powdered Gelatine
1tbsp Lime Juice
1 Egg Yolk
45g Caster Sugar
1. Grease a two small (around eleven centimetres across) or one medium (about eighteen or twenty centimetres across) flan tins very well.
2. Melt the Butter and Dark Chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water â€“ tip: Make sure that the bowl isnâ€™t in contact with the Water â€“ until smooth and well combined. Slowly mix in the Crushed Digestive Biscuits, before evenly spreading them across the base of the Flan Tins evenly, levelling the tops of them. Place the Flan Dishes in a refrigerator and chill until well set.
3. To make the filling, mix the Curd Cheese and the Low Fat Soft Cheese with the Lime Rind, and beat well until the mixture is smooth and evenly blended. Dissolve the Gelatine in the Lime Juice in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.
4. Beat the Egg Yolk and Sugar together, until thick and creamy. Mix it into the Cheeses, before mixing in the Gelatine and Lime Juice. Pour over the set Biscuit base, and level the top off if needed.
To Serve, top the Flan with some Whipped Cream, slices of Kiwi Fruit and a Sprig of Mint. Carefully remove from the Flan Tin (or tins), and enjoy!
Photo Courtesy of: Zen Me