yoghurt & raspberry gratin

this was inspired by something i read on a blog i dont care for, whose name is unutterable in this household, and whose website will not be linked to because i will cannot and will not partake in the nauseating and sycophantic camaraderie of the blogosphere. but in my defense, after stealing this i made it mine by making it better. i used yoghurt instead of cream. i poached some apricots because who am i kidding, i dont have fresh raspberries in this winter wonderland. furthermore i experimented with different yoghurts..first with the greek stuff and then with what was once described disdainfully and rudely as the “sugary yoghurts that moon likes”. both were beautiful and this is the single simplest and most wonderful thing i have ever created.


(i dont have quantities. do as you wish.)


or any fruit you wish. i also poached some apricots (dried – in water and sugar, with a vanilla bean because i can)

1 tub-ish greek yoghurt

brown sugar (for sprinkling atop and bruleeing)

it gets pretty simple. mind numbingly simple. but gastronomically exciting. put yoghurt into ramekins. then scatter some fruit of your choice. like apricots….

or like rapberries

then cover with another layer of yoghurt and smooth over the top

finally scatter some brown sugar over the top. you probably need quite a bit…more of a covering than a sprinkling. and then with a brulee torch, set it alight and caramelise.

i would also like to say that this post is dedicated to people who are recovering, to people who lost bags, to people who lost loves and weep at pastries and to people who like yoghurt…(hi snow).


4 Responses to “yoghurt & raspberry gratin”

  1. 1 smoo August 5, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Simple is ideal for me. I’ve been starving waiting, not quite patiently, between your blogs. Hopefully this makes all things better. Gma and I had raspberries and yoghurt tonight too, but sadly not a patch on yours. Roll on spring when all will surely become better again. Or autumn for those too far north….

  2. 2 fw August 5, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Great to have you back.
    And I can vouch for the simple effectiveness of this recipe.
    It’s really all told in the pictures, is’nt it?

  3. 3 Berry August 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    You are an angel and I don’t know where I’d be without you or this blog. Perhaps in some pants a couple of sizes smaller than my current ones. In any case, this recipe made me happy and for that, I thank you.

  4. 4 jo August 6, 2010 at 3:29 am

    HI SNOW!

    now where did i put my blowtorch?

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