Stuffed Strawberries

Stuffed Strawberries

If you like strawberries, you will love stuffed strawberries with cream cheese.

Simply follow the steps below (with photos of each stage so you know what it should like. You will be hit with family and friends when you make these!

Stuffed strawberries recipe

Total Preparation Time: Approximately 20 minutes

Step 1: Gather all the ingredients and materials needed:

  • Brown Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Digestive Biscuits/Walnut/Cashew Nuts Mix
  • Strawberries
  • Cream Cheese
  • Vanilla Essence

 

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Step 2: Cut out the stems of the strawberries by using a knife.

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Step 3: Using a potato peeler, remove the center of the strawberry. Continue doing the same with the rest of the strawberries.

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cream cheese

Step 4: For the filling, add cream cheese, sugar and vanilla essence to a mixing bowl. Mix all the ingredients together properly. Make sure that there are no lumps in the filling.

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Step 5: Add the filling into a piping bag or a zip lock plastic bag. Then get ready to pipe the filling into the strawberries.

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Step 6: Before you start piping, cut out the bottom of the strawberries so that they stand at the end.

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Step 7: Fill all the strawberries with the filling.

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Step 8: The next step is to dip the strawberries into the chocolate. There are different ways to melt chocolate.

I used the Double Boiler Method or Water Bath Method.

See that no water droplets enter into the chocolate mix during the Water bath.

Dip the strawberries into the Chocolate Paste.

Leave the strawberries to dry for at least 5-10 minutes.

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Step 9: Melt the white chocolate in the same manner and then slightly drizzle it over the stuffed strawberries.

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Step 10: The final step is to sprinkle the mixture of digestive biscuit/walnut and cashew nut mix on top of the strawberries.

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Finally, Stuffed Strawberries with Cream Cheese dipped in Chocolate is ready for you and those close to you.

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Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Pie

This recipe is all you need to satisfy your craving for a creamy chocolate pie and the filling has ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen.

The choice is yours whether you use a pre-baked pie shell or a graham cracker crust.

This recipe uses a homemade crust made with whole wheat flour and the pie filling also includes whole wheat flour. While we can’t claim this is a healthy recipe, we’ve added a little bit of nutritional value by not choosing white flour!

Chocolate Pie Ingredients:

• ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
• 2 tablespoons cornstarch
• 1 cup water
• 2/3 cup milk
• 3 egg yolks
• 2 tablespoons melted margarine
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 x 9-inch pre-baked or graham cracker pie crust

Also, keep on hand a double boiler, measuring cups and spoons and a whisk.

Serves: Makes 1 x 9-inch pie

Chocolate Pie Directions:

Step 1: Set up the Double Boiler

Place enough water in the bottom boiler so it doesn’t touch the top boiler. Place on high heat to bring the water to a boil.

Step 2: Add Your Ingredients

Start by putting the cocoa, flour and cornstarch into your double boiler and whisk until fully mixed. Once the water is boiling, add ½ the water and mix thoroughly. Then add the rest of the water, milk and 3 egg yolks and again, whisk thoroughly until combined.
Keep the water boiling and stir the chocolate mixture occasionally until fully thickened, but do not overcook. It should be nearly as thick as you want the finished pie to be. When you run a spoon through, it should form peeks.

Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.

Step 3: Pour, Chill and Serve

Pour the mixture into the pie crust and place in fridge to set for about 3-4 hours. Serve with whipping cream and enjoy.

Chocolaty Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Chocolaty Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Chocolaty Toasted Almond Ice Cream Ingredients:

6 T of cold water
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3 C of milk
3 C of sugar
1/4 t of salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
7 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
4 C of heavy whipping cream
2 t vanilla
1 C slivered almonds, toasted

Chocolaty Toasted Almond Ice Cream Directions:

Pour the cold water into a small mixing bowl.
Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let stand for at least 2 minutes.
Pour the milk into a heavy saucepan and place over medium heat.
When the milk reaches 170 degrees whisk in the sugar and salt.
Stirring continuously, cook the mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Place the eggs into a small mixing bowl.
Pour 1/4 C of the hot milk into the eggs and whisk until well combined.
Pour the egg mixture into the pan with the hot milk, whisking as you pour.
Place the heat on low and stirring constantly cook the custard about 5 minutes or until it coats the back of a metal spoon.
Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the gelatin mixture until completely dissolved.
Blend in the melted chocolate.
Quickly cool the custard in an ice water bath for 5 minutes.
Stir in the whipping cream and vanilla until well blended.
Press plastic wrap onto the custard surface and chill the custard overnight.
Fill the ice cream maker cylinder 2/3 full of mixture and freeze according to manufacture’s directions.
Stir in the toasted almonds and allow the ice cream to ripen at least 2 hours.

This recipe makes makes 2 quarts of ice cream.

Handy Hint: When adding nuts to homemade ice cream be sure to always follow the directions on the recipe. If nuts or fruit are added to soon they become hard and loose their flavor.


 

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Ingredients:

1 banana
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1 cup  milk
1 cup  crushed ice

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Instructions:

In a blender, combine banana, chocolate syrup, milk and crushed ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Chocolate Love Me Hearts

Chocolate Love Me Hearts

Chocolate Love Me HeartsChocolate Love Me Hearts Ingredients:

8 (1 oz) squares milk chocolate

Chocolate Love Me Hearts Directions:

Place the chocolate squares in a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave on high 1 minute remove the bowl and stir.
Continue at 30 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth being sure to stir after each 30 seconds.
Allow the mixture to cool about 5 minutes.
Lay wax paper on a flat surface and spread the chocolate mixture on the wax paper to desired thickness.
Place the chocolate on the wax paper in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or until the chocolate is firm but still pliable.
Remove and place on the flat surface.
Use heart-shaped cookie cutters of different sizes to cut out the solid chocolate hearts.

Serving Size: 24 to 32 hearts

These Chocolate Love Me Hearts are a special treat on Valentine’s Day. For more Valentine’s ideas, go to Valentines Ideas For Her