Monday, June 16, 2008
Aren't chocolate covered strawberries the most perfect dessert on the planet? How about cheesecake stuffed strawberries? Well, thanks to the brain of my husband, I took his idea and ran with it. These delectable treats were a perfect candyful* bite! I flavored the sweetened cream cheese mixture with a little orange extract and dipped the bottoms of the berries with smooth dark chocolate. Even Hylan and I were were impressed by our ingenuity.
This recipe is going in my cookbook. I'm writing a cookbook that has dessert ideas for holidays and seasons. I'm not sure where this recipe will go, but since I made them for Father's Day, perhaps that makes sense. Anyway, I'm excited to bring my ideas into a tangible book; it may take a little while, but I do intend to take it to publication. We'll see!
Eat more strawberries! They are loaded with vitamin C, potassium, fiber, folate, and antioxidants! 'Tis the season, find a patch, pick 'em, and enjoy 'em!!
By the way, I used the leftover cream cheese and chocolate mixture on some graham crackers. It furthered the theme of candyful cheesecake bites, so those are also pictured.
*Candyful is a term that I just coined on this blog. It's meaning is something like "full of candy flavor," or, "a sweet treat that resembles eating a piece of candy, whether or not it is actually considered a candy."