Monday, May 11, 2009

Chef Chuck's Strawberries and Chocolate Mascarpone Cream

Fragole

Summer is near and the strawberries are a wonderful sign of the season. Sliced organic strawberries, sweetened with reduced balsamic vinegar and chocolate mascarpone cream, what a refreshing dessert.


Strawberries and Mascarpone Cream
1 pound fresh organic strawberries

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
8 ounces mascarpone cheese

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

3/4 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons powdered sugar


In a small pot on medium heat reduce balsamic vinegar to a 1/4 cup, this takes about 10 minutes. Meanwhile prepare cream in a mixer, beat whipping cream with sugar till firm peaks form. In another bowl whip the mascarpone cheese till soft add cocoa, then fold in whipped cream. Layer in a glass, cream, strawberries and a drizzle of balsamic. If balsamic thickens too much, reheat.

8 comments:

  1. What an interesting taste combination. You'd have my senses tingling here.

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  2. Hi Scintilla, Yes it is different, but affective!!
    Grazie :)

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  3. Sooooo Yummy! Another delicious recipe!
    Tina

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  4. Hi Tina, Thanks so much, I love your videos!
    Enjoy:)

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  5. MMMMMM....Lovely dessert: indeed, very Italian inspired!!

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  6. Hi Sophie, Smooth and creamy it is!!
    Thank You :)

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