I don’t like fruit … unless it is covered in sugar or cream.
A couple of weeks ago I saw these strawberries on Pinterest with a chocolate base and some kind of cream filling which immediately sent my fat genes into crazy mode. I attempted to recreate them, using white chocolate mousse for the filling. They are so good and look very pretty! The additional bonus is that you have the impression you’re only being semi-naughty because there is actually fruit involved and this will count for one of your five a day.
To make 10 of these babies you will need:
– 10 firm large strawberries (slightly under-ripe)
– 120 gr of good milk chocolate
– 100 gr of cheap white chocolate (cheap variety seems to work the best)
– 100 gr of double cream
– 1/2 the egg white of 1 egg
Cut off the top and the bottom of the strawberry (just enough so the strawberry can stand).
Empty out a bit of the inside of the strawberry with a spoon or a knife. If like me you have two left hands, you can just leave it like it is, it will still be delicious.
Melt the milk chocolate either in the microwave or by putting the chocolate in a bowl on top of a pan with boiling water (in fancy cookery this would be “au bain marie”). Poor the melted chocolate into a small cup or bowl big enough to dip in the bottom of your strawberry (I used a teacup). Let the chocolate drip off the strawberry and then put them on parchment or baking paper to cool down.
Then sit down, you’ve deserved a little break, take a spoon and lap up whatever is left of the melted milk chocolate.
For the chocolate mousse start by adding the egg white to the cream and whip it up. Melt the white chocolate, let it cool down a bit and then fold it into the cream. If you would add the hot chocolate into the cream mixture it might curdle. Put the mousse into a piping bag and put it in the fridge for a good two hours to firm up. Finally pipe white chocolate rosettes on top of the strawberries and that’s it, they are ready to be devoured!
Then you can either eat them all immediately (like I did, bravo for me and my waist line) or you put them back in the fridge were they’ll keep at least for a day or so.