Sugar-gluten-lactose free! Delicious and special meal.Especially awesome in a company of baked pears.
I got acquainted wit amaranth about a year back. Apparently, it is a very healthy crop, rich in protein. Full health benefits of amaranth you can read here.
Usually, I would just add it to my buckwheat meal, since it is a bit of a weird crop to eat on its own. Fortunately, now I learned how to make a pretty awesome amaranth dessert!
Please welcome very elegant and as healthy as it can be chocolate pudding:
Chocolate Amaranth Pudding
½ cup of amaranth, 2 cups of plant milk (soy / almond / rice) milk, a pinch of salt, 1 tsp of honey / maple syrop, 40g of dark chocolate, some cinnamon & cardamom (according to taste);
- Rinse amaranth and place in a saucepan together with milk. Bring it to boil and let it simmer on a low heat for about 30-35 min, until 98% of milk evaporate
(!) Careful milk forms a foam on top, which together with amaranth makes an impressive crusted dome :). Soy milk makes more serious foam than the rice one. Eventually, you can either carefully remove it or stir back in the pudding
- When most of the milk evaporates, switch off the stove, and mix in the chopped chocolate. In a hot amaranth, a good chocolate will melt perfectly. Feel free to add some traditional cinnamon and cardamom to the pudding, if you like spices as I do.
Right away or cool down in a fridge for at least 1 hour. For even better effect, serve with baked or poached pear.
Perfect happy meal for a winter weekend!
– original recipe can be found here –