01 May 2013

Coconut & Mango Yoghurt Fool with Chocolate Dipped Banana


Two forlorn and every ripening mangoes staring up at me from the fruit bowl. What could I do? It may seem a little cruel, but I chopped them and whizzed them and concocted this glorious dessert around them.

A base of sweet mango puree, studded with ripe mango pieces, layered with creamy coconut swirled Greek yoghurt and topped with strawberries and mango and chocolate dipped banana.

It was luxurious and heavenly!

I only made two fools, so my friend Andrew enjoyed the second one on his last trip over for dinner. Graham's still vegan and Cooper prefers his yoghurt plain, so Andrew had to save me from eating both of them.

And just in case you are wondering where I got my gorgeous bowls from, they were a kind gift from Red Candy.

Red Candy is a rather fabulous online gift shop with a difference. Everything they sell is red eye candy, from furniture to home accessories. All red and fabulous! I could browse the shop for hours.

Now back to the dessert. Andrew gave me a great suggestion. He said some pineapple chunks in the puree alongside the mango pieces would be amazing and I tend to agree with him. What a tropical delight that would be!









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Coconut and Mango Yoghurt Fool with Chocolate Dipped Banana
A luxurious dessert of mango, Greek yoghurt and coconut, topped with strawberries, more mango and chocolate dipped banana.
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 300g Greek Yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 6 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 100g dark chocolate
Instructions
1. Melt the chocolate carefully over a bain marie or in a microwave. Dip the banana slices in the chocolate and lay on a lined baking sheet to set. Pop the tray in the fridge.2. Whizz the first mango until smooth with 2 tbsp icing sugar. Cut the flesh of the second mango into cubes.3. Mix the dessicated coconut into the Greek yoghurt.4. Now it's time to layer your dessert. First divide the mango puree between two pretty glasses, then top with the mango pieces, but reserve a few for decoration.5. Next add a layer of the coconut Greek yoghurt to each glass, then finish of with slices of strawberry, mango pieces and chocolate dipped banana. If you have some melted chocolate left, you can drizzle it over each dessert.6. Dig in and enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Serves 2


I am submitting my dessert to this month's We Should Cocoa, which is hosted by Shaheen over at Allotment 2 Kitchen this month.

The theme is chocolate and mango, which fits in nicely!

The challenge is always chocolate based and was set up by Choclette at Chocolate Log Blog and Chele over at Chocolate Teapot.





Disclosure: Red Candy sent me a set of dessert dishes to review. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opnions expressed are my own.

19 comments:

  1. Wow, that sounds so tasty. I love fruit for dessert. Chocolate-dipped bananas is a great idea. It elevates this, I think, to a really special treat. Nice one.

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I was really pleased with it. Such a good combination of flavours.

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  2. Oh my goodness this looks and sounds so good!

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    1. I loved it, but I am fond of fruity desserts :)

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  4. You know I like my mangoes.
    PS Just sent you an e mail - please can you respond, really need your advice. Thanks in advance.

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    1. I do indeed, Miss Mangocheeks. Got the email too late for you, I am afraid, but still happy to help x

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  5. Really summery! Mango is, for me, such a happy fruit - so bright and sweet. It's hard not to feel good when you eat it. :-D

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    1. It really is, isn't it. Gorgeous flavour and colour. What's not to love?

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  6. So colourful and vibrant. Love mangoes and chocolate combo.

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    1. They do work really well together Nanya :)

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  7. Oh yum! I love the thought of this for breakfast :)

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    1. That would be a decadent breakfast Tandy. I say you go for it!

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  8. Ooooh looks yum - love the dishes too!

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  9. Those dishes are very pretty, as is the dessert in them! Love the sound of pureed mango mixed with yogurt - delicious. As an aside - have you ever had chocolate covered frozen banana - it's an idea from Delia and is utterly delicious. Cut a banana into long slices, stick a cocktail stick into each piece and open freeze on a tray. Melt chocolate of your choice and dip the frozen banana into it. It will solidify pretty much instantly. The cocktail sticks make them easy to handle. You can dip them in chopped nuts too before the chocolate hardens. And as a 5:2 diet thing, frozen banana tastes just like banana icecream - it's creamy and delicious and just lovely! (I'm talking myself into freezing some bananas as I type!)

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    1. Oh, I have to try that Caroline. That sounds amazing!!

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  10. Ooh, ooh, that looks fabulous Jac, love all those tropical flavours and your fool looks even better in those lovely bowls. The chocolate dipped bananas are inspired and really set the whole dish off beautifully. Thanks for playing along with We Should Cocoa :)

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x