Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

Valentine's Day is coming close and every year I try to make a new Valentine Day surprise for hubby.

The below recipe is one I haven't tried but seems like a good combination of chocolate and strawberries.

Have a great day and Smile!  

A little humor goes a long way....

Happy Baking and Cooking,


Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Chocolate Sauce:

1/2 cup heavy cream
5 oz. milk chocolate chopped

1 3/4cups flour
3 tablespoons cocoa
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, plus more for dusting
4 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pieces
1 cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream, divided

24 oz. strawberries, cleaned,hulled and quartered
3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.  Put 1/2 cup cream in a saucepan and set it over medium low heat.  When small bubbles appear around the edge, remove from heat and add milk chocolate.  Wait one minute and the stir to combine. Set aside.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, and 3 tablespoons granulated sugar in a bowl of food processor and process to combine.  Add butter and process until butter is in pea sized pieces.  Add 1 cup cream and process just until mixture is combined  .Pat out mixture to rectangle shape.  Cut in half lengthwise then cut into thirds..Brush with cream and dust with sugar.  Place shortcakes on baking sheet and bake 20 to 25 minutes until light brown.  Cool

Combine strawberries and 3 tablespoons sugar.  Set aside.

Whip cream with powdered sugar and vanilla.  Set aside.

To assemble..Split each shortcake in half.  Place half of the shortcake on a plate. Top with strawberries, whipped cream, the top half of the shortcake, strawberries and whipped cream.  Spoon the chocolate sauce on top of each assembled shortcake.

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