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LUNCHTIME FAVOURITES (with Maria Felix Vas on BBC Radio Lancashire, Saturdays 12 – 2pm)

(Marion and David Coupe, outside their grade 2 listed cottage in Ansdell)

Local Historian Marion Coupe (pictured) was Maria’s Lunchtime Favourites guest on Saturday. Chairman of the Lytham St.Anne’s Civic Society, over the years, Marion has helped preserve and save a number of historical buildings in the area, including Lytham Hall and Lytham Green. A retired history teacher, originally from Wiltshire, she made Lancashire her home when she got a teaching job in Lytham and the rest, as they say is history….

LUNCHTIME FAVOURITES RECIPE Marion’s Historical Quaker recipe for “Chocolate Yoghurt Ambrosia”

INGREDIENTS: Depending on how many people you are making this for, you need equal measurements of cream and yoghurt….for a large bowl serving 6 people, about half a pint of each works well….. 1. Pot of whipping cream 2. Pot of natural yoghurt 3. Bar of dark chocolate 4. Soft brown sugar (6-8 teaspoons)

METHOD: 1. whip together the yoghurt and cream. 2. Grate half the bar of chocolate, and add that to the mix, by stirring in gently. 3. Put in a bowl, or in separate glass dishes. 4. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top and set in the fridge overnight or for several hours (the sugar will dissolve to give a crème brulee appearance)

(Maria’s verdict……delicious! The yoghurt, takes the edge of what would be a truly indulgent sweet pudding!)


Marion coupe on BBC Radio Lancashire