My recipe of the week is layered chia seed pudding and it can be eaten for dessert or for breakfast… because it is full of goodness and super luxurious. So whether you want to start the day or end the day with something utterly divine … then this is the recipe for you.
What I love about this dessert is it’s so easy to make. It takes 10 minutes to prepare and my kids now make it when they fancy something sweet. It should be made the night before if having for breakfast or several hours before if eating as a dessert. The flavours you choose are important though as without any mild spice it is lacking something…. you want a hint of flavour to come through the coconut. So my favourite is cardamom. When left overnight it permeates through the chia seed pudding to give a sweet aromatic flavour which leaves a delicious aftertaste on your palette.
Soak the chia seeds in the coconut milk and cream with the cardamom and turmeric. Leave for a few hours testing the consistency. If it is too thick then add a tablespoon at a time of coconut milk until it is smooth and thick.
To make the coulis, you can use any berries of your choice but I love blackberries and blueberries as they complement the chia seed and coconut pudding mixture. I make a blueberry coulis to place between the layers and then top with fresh blackberries. To make the coulis place your blueberries in a saucepan with the honey and coconut water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. It’s as easy as that! Your coulis can be used for a topping on my recipe for buckwheat pancakes too.
To assemble, remove the cardamom pods from the chia seed mix and in the glass place ⅓ chia then the coulis and so on. Sprinkle with cinnamon and top with fresh blackberries.
Mmmm… breakfast anyone? I think I’ll start the day with dessert…..
- 300ml coconut milk
- 100ml coconut cream
- 50g chia seeds
- 4 cardamom pods
- sprinkle of turmeric
- Soak the chia seeds in the coconut milk and coconut cream. Add the cardamom pods and turmeric. Leave to soak for several hours or overnight. Remove the cardamom pods before assembling.
- To make the coulis place the blueberries, honey and coconut water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Leave to cool.
- To assemble the pudding ⅓ fill a small glass cup with the chia seed mixture then a layer of blueberry filling followed by chia seed mixture and so on. Sprinkle with cinnamon and top with fresh blackberries.
- For a less creamy pudding you may substitute the cream for milk so add 400 ml coconut milk omitting the cream.
- When making the coulis add more honey for a sweet coulis or less for a more tart coulis.