August 10, 2013

A diet worth breaking for

This is THE sweet that is worth breaking your diet for. I did, just now, and I enjoyed every spoonful of it. I wasn't planning on breaking my diet plan at all, it just happened.

The morning started as usual. At 8 a.m. sharp, my daughter opened her eyes next to me and woke me up calling "Mommmmmyyyy" as loud as she could manage. Now, this is the thing about being a mommy. I would have been mad at anyone shouting in my ear early in the morning, or any part of the day, but not at my daughter. I think this is the sweetest thing waking up to. So the day went on with breakfast, cleaning, shopping and lunch, the usual stuff really. But as soon as she was in the bed for the afternoon nap, a plan, or better to say, a cake started to take shape in my head.

I've been a pretty good girl so far, never cheating on the diet, keeping the carbs as low as possible, and I already lost a size in 3 weeks. I definitely deserved a cake. Not just any cake, but a luscious, sticky and sweet chocolate peanut butter and red fruit self saucing pudding. And so it happened! In fact, I'm eating it right now. Simply delicious! And because this day is already lost from my diet point of view, I asked my hubby to take us out to dinner to the local (100% authentic) Italian restaurant. Ooohhhhh yessss !!! I'm having a huge bowl of carbonara in mind. But for sure I coming home for the dessert!

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Red Fruit Self Saucing Pudding


250ml raw cane sugar
250ml almond flour
2 large tablespoons peanut butter
4 eggs
80g 70% dark chocolate
125g butter
3 cups mixed red fruit (raspberry, strawberry, red currant)

Heat up oven to 180C (fan forced).
In a double boiler melt chocolate and butter. With an electric mixer, whisk together eggs, sugar, peanut butter and almond flour. Pour in melted chocolate and mix it well with the batter.
Fold the fruits into the batter, and spoon it in a cc. 20 cm diameter oven proof dish. Cover with foil and bake it for 30 minutes. 
Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving and top it with whipped cream.


  1. Hah, hah Vera! I don't blame you. You can always diet tomorrow again :-). Or the next day...

    It seems you are keeping busy. I hope your work is progressing nicely.

  2. This is pure glad to discover your blog!