Dessert Tacos

IMG_1764I designed this as a last-minute dessert for a Mexican themed dinner party. It’s also fun to make with kids and relatively cheap, depending on what kind of yoghurt and fruit you choose.   Use any fruit (buy cheap when it’s in season and freeze, if you can) and combinations of flavours. This version uses berries and dark chocolate, which are full of antioxidants and good feelings, but other strong flavour combinations could be:

  • banana and drizzled peanut butter
  • raspberries and melted white chocolate
  • cherries and dark chocolate
  • blueberry and orange
  • apple and cinnamon
  • chocolate chip
  • rosemary or basil with berries and honey

Use regular tacos, or make your own out of tortillas, like I did here. The ingredients list is simple, and allows for a lot of substitutions and creativity. You can add honey to the yoghurt, if you’re not vegan, or a bit of nutmeg. Spices are best heated, and can be gritty if overused raw, so less is more. Most of the flavour comes from the topping- where more is more.

Ingredients (makes 4):

4 ready made tacos or corn tortillas

2 tbsp margarine or butter alternative, melted

1 tbsp cinnamon

4 tbsp brown sugar/ white sugar/ maple syrup/ honey

6 tbsp yoghurt or yoghurt alternative

50g dark chocolate

As many pieces of fruit/ berries as desired

 

Method:

  1. To make your own tacos, preheat oven to 120C, and gently place the tortillas on the back of a muffin tray, like this:

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2. Mix half the the sugar with the melted butter, and brush both sides of the folded tacos with a pastry brush.

3. Bake the tacos for approx. 15 minutes, or until until hard and golden.

4. Mix the yoghurt with the rest of the sugar and cinnamon, and taste. Add more sugar or spice if necessary and place aside until you’re ready to serve.

5. When you’re ready to serve, spoon the yoghurt and topping into the middle. I used a handful of seasonal berries and a drizzle of dark chocolate,

6. The secret to melting chocolate in the microwave is attention. Break it into pieces and stir every ten seconds or so on a medium heat. The stirring disperses the heat and you’ll see how seemingly solid pieces of chocolate melt against the spoon.

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