Beautiful desert! I love anything yoghurty and this was no exception. A hint from my hubby for draining yoghurt without a cheesecloth - just cut some vertical slits in the yoghurt container, sit it in a bowl and leave overnight in the fridge! I used black sambuca rather than ouzo; even thought I hate aniseed, it was great! I used a few more dates, and this made a lot more than four servings for us - thanks for a delicious and guilt-free desert!
I really enjoyed this unusual (for me) dessert. I was a bit worried at first that it had too much going on in flavor and texture, but it came together very nicely. With the sweet dates, I though it was plenty sweet just as written. Thanks for sharing this treat. (Note - I forgot to put the chocolate shavings on with the pistachio for the photo.)
Delicious and quick to put together. I used a few more dates - but don't tell anyone! Loved the nuance given by the ouzo and the chocolate shavings were a great touch. Used greek yoghurt.
My DH and I discussed this at length and we both agree this is 5-STARS!! Let me say, I don't like ouzo (I don't like licorice flavor at all), but decided to try this out for ZWT II. The ouzo really just enhances the other flavors, you don't really taste licorice. What I liked most about this recipe is that the flavors were complex and sophisticated. I would absolutely make this for company. You could taste each individual flavor yet they blended so well together. The chocolate shavings are what put this dessert over the top for me. Thanks for posting this taste of the Mediterranean.
Very good! Had to add in more sugar to this, I use full-fat yogurt as that is all I had and it seemed to work out fine, I used finely chopped almonds in place of the pistachios, being Greek I had lots of ouzo on hand so I doubled the amount. Mine had a few small ice crystals in it, mabey because I doubled the ouzo?? but not to worry we enjoyed this tonight for dessert! This is similar to a dessert that is served in Greece but honey is drizzled over it! Wonderful recipe Chef Kate! We loved it, thanks for sharing!...Kitten
a nice healthy but sinful snack.