I didn’t receive any chocolate this Easter … don’t feel sorry for me … trust me it’s a good thing! It’s the not the most pressing of my needs at the moment.
What I have missed however has been a hug and they have not been in evidence with all the social isolating and distancing advice. I was therefore pleased to see a recipe from my friends at Choc Shot who have produced a ‘Hug in a Mug’ recipe for those missing out. It is a bit of an indulgence and best shared with another … but don’t get too close unless allowed.
It has no added sugar – the sweetness comes from the Choc Shot, is high in fibre, entirely plant-based and tastes divine! Choc Shot is widely available (and also from their website) but if you cannot locate then use a sugar-free liquid chocolate syrup mixture instead for a similar result.
The beauty is that it is cooked extremely quickly in the microwave (or a bit longer in the conventional oven) so you can be dipping your spoon into this bariatric treat in next to no time.
There, that’s better isn’t it?
A HUG IN A MUG CHOC & RASPBERRY CAKE/DESSERT
70 ml/5 tbsp unsweetened soya milk
½ tsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
45 g wholemeal self-raising flour/6 tbsp wholemeal all purpose flour sifted with ½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract½
1 tbsp oil (I used rapeseed)
3 tbsp Sweet Freedom Choc Shot (or unsweetened liquid chocolate syrup)
about 6 raspberries
raspberries, blueberries and cherries to top (optional)
- Place the soya milk in a regular sized mug (not overly large) and stir in the cider vinegar.
- Add the cocoa, flour, vanilla, oil and Choc Shot, mixing well. Finally fold in the raspberries.
- Microwave on HIGH OR FULL POWER for 80 seconds (timings based on an 800 watt microwave). This will give a cake/dessert with a little gooey puddle of chocolate in the middle. If you prefer it cooked through then microwave for a further 20 seconds. If you prefer to cook in the conventional oven then bake for 20 minutes in a preheated moderate oven at 180 C/350 F/gas 4.
- Serve topped with additional fruit if liked.
WLS PORTION: ¼-½
V suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
CALORIES PER PORTION (using Choc Shot): 450
PROTEIN: 10.8 g
CARBOHYDRATE: 59.8 g (29.1g sugars)
FAT: 19.6 g
Image courtesy of http://www.sweetfreedom.co.uk