Updated: Jul 27, 2021
Being the chocoholic that I am, I have spent many hours of my life looking for sweet treats that are good for me. Don't get me wrong, a little chocolate is good for you ... but when I say "chocoholic" I mean addict. I can eat chocolate until the pack is empty, and I can miss chocolate when there's none to be found. I can think about chocolate and wonder how to make something to satisfy my cravings, when there is no chocolate in the house (I mix drinking chocolate with crunchy peanut butter).
Years ago, I found a little book called "Why French Women Don't Get Fat", by Mireille Guiliano. One thing that popped up, and stayed with me, was the notion of eating yoghurt. As we women get older, our reserves of calcium seem to disappear. I've noticed the effects of calcium deficiency in my nails; if you feel or see bumpiness across your nails, it might indicate calcium deficiency, and you should check (for example, with your general practitioner, pharmacist, or dietician). Those lines could indicate something else, like eczema or diabetes, so a full fasting blood test would be performed to find out.
Anyhow, yoghurt is a great source of calcium (as are leafy greens, but I'm no expert).
Now, because I've had the bumpiness checked (by all three suggestions, and the full fasting blood test), I know that it was caused by calcium deficiency, so I'm taking a couple of supplements. But ... I have the easiest dessert on earth, and it is delicious!
Yes, easy AND delicious! (Sorry to shout, but it is).
What you need:
What do you do with the lemon curd and natural yoghurt?
You put them together (in a cup, serving glass, or container with a lid for later), and you mix them at a ratio of 1 spoon of lemon curd to about 4-6 spoons of natural yoghurt. That makes one serve (about a cup, or 200-ish grams).
Because lemon curd is a little bitter, and every brand is different, you will need to get the ratio right for you. I make it up each morning, and have some as second breakfast (after my famous breakfast pot and a piece of fruit), and I'll have some for dessert after dinner. You can have it smooth and luscious, just as it is, or dress it up with some fresh fruit and crunchy nuts.
Don't take my word for it, try it yourself, and please let me know about your favourite lemon curds and natural yoghurts.
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