Wednesday, 16 December 2015


Looking for Christmas inspiration I have been all over the internet the last couple of weeks. One thing I know for sure after reading recipes and looking at Christmas pictures to get in the mood: this year you cannot celebrate Christmas without at least one dish that incorporates pomegrate. It's pomegrate here, and pomegrate there. Seriously, it's pomegrate everywhere! And because of their radiant red colour and because they come out very well in photographs I decided to also share a recipe with pomegrate. After all I wouldn't want to be left out this Christmas! 

Every evening we make ourselves a large bowl of yogurt decorated with fruit, nuts, honey and other tempting ingredients from our kitchen. A couple of days ago we made such a colourful bowl I immediately wanted to post it on the blog. You can easily change your daily dessert into a dish worthy of Christmas! Just use some colourful ingredients such as cranberries, pomegrate, blueberries, raisins and combine them with nuts and honey. It will be a certain winner at your Christmas table because it's as colourful as it is delicious! 

Since the pomegrate is already everywhere I would like to focus on the Cape gooseberry, originally from the Andes, but cultivated in South Africa in the region of the Cape of Good Hope since the 19th century - hence the name Cape gooseberry. A special feature of the Cape gooseberry are its papery leaves which enclose the fruit like a little lantern. The taste of Cape gooseberries are sweet with a hint of savory which makes them perfect for jams, pies, and tarts, and of course for this Christmas yogurt!

Christmas Yogurt with Pomegrate & Cape Gooseberry
serves 1

4 tbsp Greek yogurt (cottage cheese would also be lovely)
2 tbsp liquid honey
7 Cape gooseberries
1-2 tbsp pomegrate seeds
1 tbsp yellow raisins

Optional other ingredients:
1 tbsp cranberries (fresh or dried)
1 tbsp roasted almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts
1 tbsp coconut curls
1 tbsp ginger syrup

1. Spoon the yogurt on a large soup plate. Drizzle with the honey and decorate in style with the other ingredients or with the ingredients of your choice. 

Find a seat underneath the Christmas tree and enjoy your colourful dessert!

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