The Fabulous 52 is a year long journey in to the fun, fresh and unique foods of our rich and diverse San Joaquin Valley. Move away from the "tried and true"...come and explore something new, locally grown and farm market fresh! Feel free to share your journey with us, and in turn, your friends and family.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Fabulous Strawberry Chocolate Granache (Week 17)
Beautiful fragrant strawberries. Truly this is a wonderful time to be in the valley...especially if you love strawberries! I toyed with bringing a strawberry shortcake to dinner with Caroline and Ken and thought...nah...let's kick it up a bit. Voila.....Strawberry Chocolate Granache. It's rich, velvety and fabulous with ripe valley strawberries.
Strawberry Chocolate Granache
1 8oz package of Baker's semi sweet chocolate
1 c. whipping cream
2 Tbsp. strawberry jam
2 basket's of strawberries
1 graham cracker or Oreo cookie crust
1/4 c strawberry jam, melted till liquid as glaze
Roughly chop chocolate squares and cream in a microwave safe bowl. Melt for about 2 minutes on high, stirring every 30 seconds. Remove and stir in 2 Tbs. jam. Pour in to pie crust and chill till firm. Take tops off the strawberries and place on pie point side up and top with melted jam. Place back in refrigerator till cool and firm. Fabulous!!