When I started out exactly a year ago, I had never imagined I would complete one year of food blogging. I was apprehensive about my writing frequency and the variety that I could bring to my blog. Today, I feel satisfied to have conquered all those apprehensions with deelight by writing at my own pace and loving what I choose as the topic whenever I post. In this journey, I have come across and learned from so many amazing food bloggers. I thank each and every one of you for the continued encouragement through your likes and comments. Every little gesture of yours was, is and will remain valued. Last but not the least, my family and friends have always motivated me and continue to support me endlessly. To every person who reads this blog – a big THANK YOU is in order as each of you makes this blogversary special!!!
When I thought about the recipe that I wanted to feature as my blogversary post, I knew it had to be simple and sweet. Its going to be a simple dessert made of fruits drizzled with chocolate and served with an amazing dip. The simplicity of the recipe makes it easily doable but when you have a bite of the fruit in this combination, it is heavenly! I started this recipe like an artist was painting a canvas – assembled my structures, splashed my colour and signed off in style 🙂 I was surprised at what I achieved in not more than 15 mins but it satisfied the sweet urge that I felt after dinner. Hope you all like this too!
Recipe Details :
Serves: 3-4 pax
Time: 15 mins
Ingredients for serving: :
- 2 medium green apples, cut in crescents
- 1 pear, cut in crescents (optional)
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp almond milk
Ingredients for sauce:
- 1/2 cup dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Cut the green apples and pear into crescents and keep them on a plate. I was just feeling creative and started placing it in a scenic manner.
- Combine the chocolate chips and almond milk in a small bowl and microwave it for maximum 40 seconds till the chocolate melts. Remove it and whisk until smooth. The melting process can also done on low flame on a stove.
- Drizzle the chocolate using a nozzle on the fruits. I have not used a nozzle, hence my drizzling is all over the place – just ensure that there is a bit of sauce on all the fruit slices.
- Now for the date caramel sauce: Take the pitted dates and soak them in a bowl of boiling water for 10 mins. Now combine the dates with almond milk and blend them together in a food processor for about one minute. Take the dip out in a serving bowl. I also tasted this dip with pancakes and it was delicious. I call it caramel sauce only because of the colour it turned into 🙂
- I signed off in style as D.V. (Deelightfully Veg)!!
- Red apples can be used, but preferably they should not be over sweet.