– Ghirardelli Chocolate
– Heavy Whipping Cream
– Graham Cracker Crust
– Some damn good music for inspiration
– Remnants from the dream of my grandmother
Sorry folks! I’ve been celebrating this recipe success all weekend. Here is the play by play!
These were the ingredients that I used to make Friday nights delicious dessert. In less than a half hour, I created Grandma’s Chocolate Dream. Most of the ingredients I purchased earlier in the day and had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with them. The chocolate has been sitting in my freezer for over month and other than the occasional popping of a few chips into my mouth, I had no real plans for my friend Ghirardelli.
Armed with heavy cream in hand, I was completely intimidated by the task. Until that moment, desserts had been my kryptonite. I poured the heavy cream into the pot to boil. Removed the chocolate from the freezer and waited patiently for the bubbles to appear in the pot. While waiting, I toasted the graham cracker crust and blended the raspberries and strawberries.
While doing the two step to Whitney Houston’s “I look to you”, I mixed the heavy cream and my friend Ghirardelli together and whisked gently to Aaliyah’s “Rock the Boat”. I waited anxiously for the graham cracker crust to cool and passed the time by dancing in my kitchen to Drakes “Find your love”, sneaking an occasional strawberry, which I dipped into my chocolate mix – ganache (I think that is what it would be called).
I poured the chocolate ganache into the two graham cracker crusts (Buju Banton’s, “Destiny” plays in the background) and I placed it into the refrigerator to cool down and thicken up.
Now I am fully aware that this recipe is not vegetarian but it is too good to be ignored. Trust me, I will re-create this recipe soon using vegi appropriate ingredients (carob, soy cream, blah blah blah…).
Cooking is a journey. Eating is a passion.
P.S.: WHAT I LEARNED: next time I will only use strawberries (and maybe substitute the raspberries for blueberries). Also, in my dream, I saw the graham cracker crust and I woke up before I could see what my grandmother did with it. I assumed that she put the ganache into the crust but I was wrong! Next time I will make toasted crumbles with the crust and use them to make a layered dessert.
Everyone has been asking me for the recipe. I promise this one will be in my cook book – COMING SOON!