Sunday, March 15, 2009
Here is a couple of pictures from the famous Sylvia's Heritage Hat Guild Day at the Phantom. Continuation from yesterdays post.
The neighbors are raving... I few days ago I made these chocolate covered strawberries beware they are not just any chocolate dipped strawberries. These are loaded chocolate strawberries. I only took one little bite to take the picture the rest were shared with the neighbors. The strawberries were given to me by my mother in-law, I could not believe how big they were. We did not want them to go to waste or to my waist. The cookie mixture brought out the flavor of the chocolate.
Three C's Strawberries
1 package fresh strawberries
1 8 oz package of cream cheese
25 vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed (3/4 cup)
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 bag semisweet chocolate chips
2 oz bittersweet baking chocolate chopped
1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Rinse strawberries, pat dry with paper towels. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, cookie crumbs, powdered sugar and orange peel with electric mixer on medium speed until mixed. Press about 1 rounded tablespoon cream cheese mixture over bottom half of each strawberry, molding to fit the strawberry. Place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
With a double boiler melt semisweet chocolate chips and bittersweet chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently. Holding strawberry by the leaves, dip each strawberry into chocolate mixture, covering cheese mixture. Place on cookies sheet. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate is completely set.
In small bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips and oil uncovered on High 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. Continue to microwave at 15- seconds intervals if necessary to melt chips. Drizzle melted vanilla chips over dark chocolate on strawberries. Place each in paper baking cup store in tightly covered container in refrigerator not longer that 24 hours.