I served this to a friend of mine and she said "Prunes? Are you kidding me? Do I look like I'm 80?" Why do prunes have such a bad reputation? Are they only for old ladies with blue hair? I do remember my grandmother always having a bag of prunes in the fridge. I always thought they where yummy. And if you mix them up with sugar, vanilla, yoghurt and some chocolate.....come on! It's a fab dessert, and the best of all, ITS VERY GRANDMA FRIENDLY!
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Serves 4  
1/2 cup prunes 1 teaspoon sugar 
1/4 vanilla pod, only the seeds 
2 tablespoons boiling water 
1 cup plain yoghurt 
2 teaspoons grated dark chocolate
  1. Place prunes, sugar, vanilla and water in a blender and whiz until smooth.
  2. Spoon the mixture into 4 thin, long glasses.
  3. Top with plain yoghurt and grated chocolate.
  4. Serve with a plain grissini dipped in melted chocolate.


Photography by Colin Cooke

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