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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Strawberry Parfaits

I love it when great minds think alike. I bought some beautiful strawberries at the store the other day planning to make something sweet for my family. I had decided on Strawberries, Chocolate and Whipped cream, because you can never go wrong with that combo. When I logged on and saw Curry and Comfort's post for strawberry parfaits, I just smiled. Good thing our recipe isn't the same. But still, great minds to think alike. Mine is not the same recipe, but you get the idea. If you have not ever checked out her blog, please do so. She is amazing, one of my top favorite blogs to read. 
Ok so no cake here. This is a simple recipe to throw together. Makes a very decadent dessert with just a few steps. 
All you need:
Heavy Whipping Cream
8 oz Good Semisweet Chocolate
Vanilla Extract
Powdered Sugar

Now... if you have not mastered making whipped cream, it is easy and takes 5 minutes. I posted the recipe here. If you are really in a time crunch you can buy it. I prefer fresh and homemade. 

Slice up your Strawberries
Melt your chocolate by adding 1 tsp Vanilla extract, 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream and chocolate to either a double broiler -or- put it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it at 50% power for 3 minutes. Stir until smooth. 

Layer your jar. Strawberries, chocolate, whipped cream... repeat until full. 
This goes so well with a nice red wine. 

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