Happy Valentine's Day
Everyone knows this is what Valentine's Day taste like! Double dark chocolate strawberry with a hint of chocolate strawberry ganache inside. These are made not just for all the lovers around the world but for all who are loved.
How they're made:
1/4 cup of hot coffee
1 cup of milk
1 cup of a quality powdered chocolate (I used Ghirardelli)
2 1/2 cups of gluten free bisquick (cake flour for regular cakes)
1/2 Teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
3 sticks of unsalted butter, room temp( I used Tillamook sweet cream)
2 cups of sugar
3 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract
4 eggs, room temp
1 package of Ghirardelli chocolate chips
1. Pre-heat oven to 350. Mix together the hot coffee, milk, and cocoa powder. In different bowl mix flour,. salt, and baking soda. Mix butter in large bowl by hand using a rubber spatula until light and fluffy. About three minutes or so. Slowly mix in sugar and vanilla. Slowly add one egg at a time mixing well in between each. Pour in the cooled cocoa mixture until mixed well and fluffy. Slowly mix in the flour mixture until just blended. Add chocolate chips. Pour in to muffin tin and bake until tooth pick comes out clean.
Chocolate Strawberry Ganache:
one pound of Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate (16 oz.)
One cup of heavy cream
Six strawberries and sugar
1.Thinly slice all chocolate and set aside in a large bowl that can withstand heat. Cut tops off of strawberries and puree them with sugar (how ever much you want) until completely blended. In a sauce pan whisk together cream and strawberry mixture until boils. Pour hot Strawberries and cream into the bowl of chocolate. Set aside until thick enough to add to the middle of cake.
Three cups of powdered sugar
One cup and a half cups of cocoa powder (dark chocolate)
two sticks of butter (room temp)
a splash of cream
1. Mix sugar and cocoa together, add the rest of it and blend together until smooth.
Add the strawberry on top.
It took me 7 1/2 hours to make these and worth all of the time I put in. My favorite part of cooking/baking is the beauty which unfolds while making every little thing you add come together just so. It's truly a work of art. Every time I'm baking my favourite part is the very moment the butter and sugar become creamy and fluffy. I love the colour, the taste, the smell. I can do anything with creamed butter and sugar.
How they taste:
they are very, very yummy! They have a crumbly texture. you can taste a creamy chocolate when you bite into them. Goes fantastic with the strawberry, creamy, chocolate ganache (my fave part). The frosting was a lighter fluffier chocolate with the bit of strawberry. This was fantastic!!! I will make these again